In dramatic fashion, as a desperate Whitehurst looked for an open receiver with what would be the Titans' final play, he was grabbed by Jaguars defensive end
Marks, breaking through the middle of the Titans' offensive line, jumped Whitehurst, bringing him down as the final seconds of the game ticked off the clock. The tackle gave him 8.5 sacks and triggered a $600,000 contract escalator for recording eight sacks in a season.
"Last night it was special," Marks told
In Week 14, the sixth-year pro was initially credited with half a sack on Houston Texans quarterback
He was right. A scoring change later gave him a tackle for loss instead of the sack.
Marks said he was asked all week about reaching the bonus.
"I honestly feel that if I go out and continue to do what I am supposed to do, it's gotten me to seven and a half, I shouldn't try to do anything extra to get the extra half a sack," Marks said.
He was right again.