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Titans Announce Deal With Mariota

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Posted at 7:47 PM, Jul 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 09:05:19-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has agreed to a contract with the Tennessee Titans.

The Titans finalized the deal with the former Oregon quarterback on Tuesday. Terms were not immediately available.

Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, is expected to be an immediate starter for the Titans, who went 2-14 last season.

"I am very grateful and honored to have this opportunity. I look forward to the future with my teammates, and I'm truly excited to be part of this team," said Mariota.

Mariota left Oregon after his redshirt junior season. In 2014, the 6-foot-4 222-pounder from Hawaii directed the most efficient offense in the country and led all quarterbacks with a 90.9 rating.

Mariota threw for 4,454 yards and 42 touchdowns, while rushing for 770 yards and 15 scores.

The Titans report to training camp on Thursday, July 30th.