Marcus Mariota was drafted as the future quarterback of the Tennessee Titans in 2015. He did okay at first. He never seemed to quite put it together and was shortly replaced with Ryan Tannehill. He found a backup role with the Las Vegas Raiders. While his starting career may not be over, it is definitely on pause until a team gets desperate enough to give him another shot.
Let’s take a look at how many times the Tennessee Titans and Las Vegas Raiders won games against teams with a winning record with Marcus Mariota as their starting quarterback.
I started to dive into this stat for every quarterback because the new hot argument is to say that a certain quarterback didn’t beat anyone good. I often see people use this argument to say players like Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford are not good and just put up empty stats.
First off and most importantly, quarterback wins are a team statistic. Secondly, very few quarterbacks in the NFL have a winning record against teams who finished the season above .500 in the league.
What is Marcus Mariota’s record against winning teams?
Since entering the NFL in 2017, Marcus Mariota is 12-13 (.480) against teams that finished the season with a winning record.
In 2020, with the Las Vegas Raiders, Marcus Mariota was 0-0 (.000) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.
From 2015-2019, with the Tennessee Titans, Marcus Mariota was 12-13 (.480) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.
What quarterbacks have a winning record against winning teams?
There are currently 6 active NFL quarterbacks with winning records against winning teams.
You can digest that information on your own. The only thing I want you to take away from this is that it is extremely rare to have a winning record against teams that finished the season with a winning record.