In our third installment of “Was Jalen Ramsey Right?” we had the pleasure of watching the Jacksonville Jaguars lose to the Tennessee Titans in abysmal fashion, dominating on the defensive side of the game and knocking Blaine Gabbert out, all before Marcus Mariota just Marcus Mariota’d all over us.
Before the season, Jalen praised Mariota as a quarterback who doesn’t make mistakes and manages the team well.
Here are Ramsey’s comments about Mariota in this summer’s GQ article:
Who are the quarterbacks, in your opinion, who don’t suck?
Aaron Rodgers does not. Tom Brady doesn’t. I gotta think now, about all the teams... I think Marcus Mariota is a great quarterback for their team. I think Tyrod Taylor is actually a better quarterback than he gets credit for, because he does not make mistakes. He’s honestly a Marcus Mariota type player, where he manages a game really well, always has them at least in position to be in the game late in the game. He just doesn’t have turnovers that often. That’s really all you need, especially if you get a good defense.
Mariota finished the game going 12-for-18 for 100 yards and zero turnovers. He only had one sack on him and rushed for 51 yards on seven carries.
Verdict: Ramsey was right.