Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey and general manager Jon Robinson both gave an update on quarterback Marcus Mariota’s recovery from a broken right fibula in a Wednesday night event at the Music City Center for season ticketholders.
Mariota, suffered the injury in late December against Jacksonville, and underwent surgery to have a plate inserted into the leg. Mariota’s timetable for recovery was originally estimated to be around five months.
Last week Mularkey had said in a radio interview that the Titans might hold Mariota out of off-season work and have him ready to go in training camp.
In Wednesday night’s event, Mularkey reiterated that Mariota was “on pace” in his rehab, which he is currently doing in Oregon.
“I talked to him today and he is out in Oregon training. He has his family out there, is doing his rehab. We are very aware of everything he is doing,” Mularkey said.
General manager Robinson said the Titans’ No. 1 goal this off-season is to make sure their starting quarterback is full go when the season opens.
“The most important thing is that he is healthy next September when we open the season,” Robinson said.
A bearded Mariota spoke to the audience via a video message shown at the event.
“I’m currently here in Oregon getting healthy and going through my recovery process. I look forward to getting back to Nashville and getting the 2017 season under way. I think it’s going to be a great one,” Mariota said in the video.
Mariota made great strides in his second season, throwing for 3,426 yards with 26 touchdown passes and nine interceptions in helping the Titans to a 9-7 record.