Ducks in the NFL: Titans Sign Quarterback Marcus Mariota to Four Year Contract


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With ten days to go until the start of his first official NFL Training Camp, former Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota signed his first National Football League Contract with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday night. For Mariota, the third time was the charm after

signing two endorsement deals in Hawaii

earlier this week. Of all the Rookies taken in the first round the former Duck was the final one to sign on the dotted line putting him into Camp on time and ready to compete for the Starter position for the Tennessee Titans in 2015.

"I look forward to the future with my teammates, and I’m truly excited to be part of this team.Tennessee Titans Quarterback Marcus Mariota after signing his first NFL Contract"

If you have been following this story in recent weeks the term ‘offset language’ may very well have become a new term for Oregon fans when discussing Mariota, but it appeared that hurdle was not as big as some thought. One key piece that may have been part of it was Mariota’s ability to surf after signing with the Titans, which was insane. Andrew Greif from the Oregonian says that the Titans have become the snails of the NFL in taking their time in signing their first round free agents. They have been the last to do it for the last three seasons, but were able to get it done so everyone was ready for Training Camp.

FOX Sports reported that the Marcus Mariota deal was worth $24.2 million with a $15.9 million signing bonus. It is a four year deal. Mariota, after solid Mini and Rookie camp performances can now settle in and buckle down for training camp which begins on August 30th. All eyes will be on him to see if his accuracy can be carried over from the college game to the National Football League.

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