The Titans announced that they have signed No. 2 overall pick QB Marcus Mariota to a four-year contract, which includes a fifth-year club option.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) July 21, 2015
“We are glad to have the deal with Marcus done, and I’d like to thank both Marcus and his representatives for their diligence in working with us to finalize this contract,” said Titans Executive Vice President and General Manager Ruston Webster. “We were confident that Marcus would be under contract before training camp, and we look forward to him starting his career on time with his teammates when we open camp next week. This is an exciting time for the Tennessee Titans organization, and we look forward to a bright future.”
According to Albert Breer, the agreement between the Titans and Mariota includes “partial” offset language.
Reports surfaced back in May that offset language had been holding up an agreement on Mariota’s rookie deal.
The Titans’ front office prefers to include offset language in rookie contracts, which in fact resulted in the long delay in getting him under contract. Regardless, Mariota is officially on board with the Titans and will report in time to training camp.
According to OverTheCap.com, Mariota is projected to receive a four-year contract worth $24,213,974, which includes a signing bonus of $15,870,164. With the addition, there are just two remaining rookies that have yet to sign a contract.
The Titans have already committed to Mariota having the bulk of first-team duties through the offseason, so signing him in time for training camp was an important factor for the offense.
During his three years at Oregon, Mariota threw for 10,796 yards while completing 66.8 percent of his passes to go along with 105 touchdowns and just 14 interceptions.