Chad Henne

AFC South preview: Not easy being a quarterback in this division

AFC South preview: Not easy being a quarterback in this division

It was a mere blip of a performance compared with some he’s had, but it was a critical test for Marcus Mariota.

The Tennessee Titans quarterback, playing in a game for the first time since suffering a fractured right fibula last Christmas Eve, knocked some of that rust off in his preseason debut against the New York Jets this summer. He started and played two series, completing two of three passes for 15 yards and running once for six more.

“It felt great. It was a blessing,” Mariota told reporters afterward. “A lot of hard work was put into it, and I’m very blessed for the opportunity. The recovery process was a long one, and to be able to be out there with the guys meant the...

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