Titans QB Marcus Mariota named AFC offensive player of week
Marcus Mariota (WSMV file photo)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 295 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-25 win over the Green Bay Packers.
The award was announced Wednesday.
Mariota completed his first 10 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a 149.8 passer rating. This is Mariota's third offensive player of the week award. Warren Moon (six) and Steve McNair (four) are the only Oilers/Titans quarterbacks with more.
The second-year quarterback has 17 touchdowns and three interceptions over his past six games, along with two TDs rushing. Mariota is the first in NFL history to score four total touchdowns in six of his first 22 career starts.