Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters quarterback Marcus Mariota suffered a strained quad in the first quarter of Saturday night's 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots, according to ESPN.com's Cameron Wolfe.
Mularkey added that the injury was serious enough to affect Mariota's mobility.
In his second career playoff game, Mariota went 22-of-37 for 254 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed four times for 37 yards.
A full-strength Mariota likely wouldn't have been enough...
This was unexpected and completely within the rules. Marcus Mariota scored a touchdown in the Titans’ Wild Card Game with the Chiefs by throwing the ball to himself. Really.
Mariota escaped pressure and couldn’t find an open receiver. He rolled to his left, and the Chiefs’ defense collapsed in to stop him short of the goal. Mariota targeted a receiver in the end zone, but the ball was deflected by the Chiefs and bounced right back to him. So Mariota ran and dove over the pylon for the score.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota suffered a strained quad injury in a first-quarter run that limited his mobility in the 35-14 divisional playoff...