Marcus Mariota Is Primed for A Post-Hype Breakout

Marcus Mariota’s first two seasons were among the best of any quarterback since the year 2000. His third season, well, not so much. His loss is your gain though, as Mariota’s down year in 2017 has created a buying opportunity for one of the best young QBs we’ve seen in years. Currently being selected as the QB14 in best ball drafts, and the QB12 in dynasty startups, Mariota is the perfect candidate to break out of the middle tier of QBs and become a top asset in both formats.

The Superstar Start

Mariota’s career got off to an amazing start, but injuries that ended his first couple seasons early kept his season finishes under the radar. As an age-22 rookie he finished as the QB8 in points per game, and followed that up with a QB10 finish at age 23. The list of QBs to score more points per game in their first two seasons1 has only two names on it: Cam Newton and Robert Griffin.
  1. Since the year 2000.  (back)

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