Marcus Mariota is known as one of the kindest NFL players, but even the softspoken Tennesee Titans quarterback can fall into a foul mood.
Mariota was noticeably irritated with the media following Tennessee’s 12-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14. The Titans signal-caller’s lack of enthusiasm very well could have been due to his performance, as he completed 16 of 31 pass attempts for only 159 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
Here’s Mariota’s postgame press conference:
While no one would fault Mariota for being upset after a loss, his attitude wasn’t going to fly with his mother. Mariota’s mom thought her son was “rude” to reporters, which resulted in an apology from the Oregon product Wednesday afternoon.
Tennessee currently is 8-5 and in fifth place in the AFC, so the Titans are lucky Mariota’s mother didn’t ground her son for their big matchup with the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
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