It’s no secret that Titans’ quarterback Marcus Mariota is set for a make or break season. The fifth year passer has battled injuries and coaching changes in his first four seasons in Nashville, setting up a fascinating situation entering the 2019 season.
We’ve all seen the flashes out of Mariota, but we’ve yet to see the consistency. Frankly, most of that has been due to injuries — particularly last season’s nerve issue which began in week one. Mariota has one more chance to put all the pieces together and provide the Titans with a full year of starts. If he can’t do that, the odds are pretty good that the team will look to move on from Mariota after the season.
With that being said, Chris Trapasso at CBS Sports has identified Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm as a potential fit for the Titans in the 2020 draft. Here’s what he had to say of the situation.
The Titans have invested in blocking, receivers, and running backs to build around him, but Mariota’s never taken the next step out of mediocrity. And while I don’t expect him to have a brutal season in Nashville, I also doubt he’s primed for a breakout year as a 26 year old in his fifth season after 55 starts.
Fromm is in line for a huge season at Georgia and would be a logical choice as the calm and steady replacement for Mariota in 2020.
Fromm, a former four-star recruit, has started each of his first two seasons in Athens. He’s taken a bit of a backseat in Georgia’s run-heavy offense, but still threw for 30 touchdowns against just six interceptions last season. Georgia opted to run the ball 547 times against 357 passes in 2018.
Now a junior, Fromm may get a little more freedom within the offense. The 6-2, 220 pound quarterback could become one of the top NFL prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. Other names include Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oregon’s Justin Herbert, Stanford’s K.J. Costello and Washington’s Jacob Eason.
Will the Titans be in that 2020 quarterback conversation? Let’s pretend that they will be. Who are you taking next year from this crop?