Marcus Mariota was better than great in the win over the Colts- especially when you consider that he wasn’t anywhere close to 100%. Jon Gruden beat into our heads how he couldn’t run in that game but didn’t spend much time talking about how having a bad leg could affect throwing the football. That should have been the story.
But of course it didn’t affect MariGOATa. Here are some numbers about his performance from Pro Football Focus:
Elite Stat: Marcus Mariota’s adjusted completion percentage was 77.4 percenton Monday night.
In what wasn’t a vintage week for quarterback performances, Marcus Mariota’s performance while far from 100 percent in his return from a hamstring injury on Monday night was impressive, and ultimately helped lead his team back from behind to take the spoils of victory. Mariota had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 while under pressure, and did that despite not being able to take off and use his athleticism in the way he ordinarily would.
Just imagine how good he will be after the bye on two legs.