Marcus Mariota is getting set to enter a pivotal year in his career as 2019 is a contract season for him.
The Tennessee Titans quarterback wants to have a great showing, and it seems he plans to do it with more weight this year.
According to Paul Kuharsky:
“Mariota currently weighs in at 230. Throw away listed weights from the official team roster, which tend not to be particularly accurate. I’m told his current number is up 12 to 13 pounds from where he ended the 2018 season.
And that is absolutely significant.
The trainers he works with when he’s away from the team appear to have always stressed continued work on agility – a quality he possesses naturally, over adding size. Indications now, however, are that the Titans broke through and prompted him to buy into a change in thinking.”
Mariota has had trouble staying healthy on the field, so a change in weight just might do him some good in taking those bone-jarring hits from opposing defenses.
Mariota is due to make just under $21 million this season. You’d have to think that the team will part ways with the former 2nd overall draft pick if he has a poor showing during the 2019 season.