Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Titans QB Marcus Mariota (stinger, questionable) plans to warm up on Sunday with the intention of playing against the Colts, even though he won’t be 100 percent healthy.
According to Rapoport, the Titans won’t have a better idea of his status until before the game.
If Mariota is unable to suit up, the Titans would turn to Blaine Gabbert with their postseason hopes on the line.
Mariota, 25, is a former No. 2 overall pick of the Titans back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $24.214 million rookie contract that’s fully guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $2,636,270 to go along with another $3,736,905 next year.
The Titans picked up Mariota’s fifth-year option back in April worth $20.922 million for the 2019 season.
In 2018, Mariota has appeared in 14 games and completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 2,528 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also rushed for 357 yards and two touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Mariota as the news is available.