The draft's No. 2 overall pick led a pair of second-quarter scoring drives, showing escapability and accuracy under pressure. Perhaps most impressively, he beat a pair of blitzes on a seven-play, 43-yard touchdown drive just before the half.
Through three preseason games, Mariota has completed a robust 19 of 27 passes (70.4 percent) for 252 yards (9.3 yards per attempt).
Those bloated numbers will drop once defenses start game-planning and playing full speed when the games count, but the Titans have to be pleased with the rookie's poise under pressure.