The streak is OVER.
Marcus Mariota's first drive: picked on his 3rd NFL pass attempt. #TENvsATL
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 14, 2015
As you’ve probably heard, Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota hasn’t been picked off once in training camp. Unfortunately for Titans (and Ducks) fans, that narrative officially died Friday night when Mariota took the field for his preseason debut.
In his opening drive, Mariota completed two passes before… you guessed it, he was picked off by Justin Durant:
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Not the best way to start off your NFL career, but it’s all good. It’s just the preseason, right?
Next drive: Mariota fumbles and it’s returned for a touchdown.
Rough start for Mariota…
— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2015
This was pretty much the worst-case scenario for Mariota’s debut. However, he did finish 7-8 with 94 yards and led a touchdown drive, so it wasn’t totally depressing.