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NFC South QB Power Rankings: Where does Jameis Winston land?

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5. Marcus Mariota

After going second overall to the Titans in the 2015 NFL Draft (one pick after, funny enough, Jameis Winston, who are now in the same division), Marcus Mariota didn’t live up to the hype of being the second overall pick. Mariota spent five years with the Titans but never became that quarterback they were hoping for with that No. 2 pick.

Injuries paired with overall sloppy play led to the Titans moving on from Mariota when his rookie contract was up. He did help get them to the playoffs during the 2017 season and they managed to win a playoff game with him at the helm.

After Mariota’s time in Tennessee was up, he signed with the Raiders as a backup and appeared in just one game during the 2020 season. In 2021, he appeared in 10 games but was mostly used for his rushing abilities.

Mariota hasn’t started a game since he was in Tennessee, so it’s been a bit since he’s led an offense. That’s why he’s ranked in the five spot.

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