The 2015 season hasn't been as good as fans of the Tennessee Titans would have hoped, r as their rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota would have hoped.
The Titans are 3-11 and are bottom of a fairly weak AFC South division despite their rookie sensation impressing throughout the season.
End of the beginning
It has been a great ride for Mariota this season but his rookie campaign has come to an end early as it was confirmed on Monday that the former Oregon quarterback is now out for the remainder of the season.
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With just two games left, the Titans are tied for dead last with the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee have now lost their starting quarterback.
Mariota suffered a sprained right MCL during the Titans' road loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday which now means the number two pick of the draft's rookie year will end early.
Mariota made an explosive start to life in the NFL throwing four touchdowns on the opening day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He has thrown for 19 touchdowns, 2818 yards and even rushed for 252 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns.
The Titans still have divisional matches against the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts to go before the end of the season.
It looks likely that the Titans will have a large say over who ends up winning the AFC South but for them, there is a lot of improvement to be made.
Without Mariota, back up Zach Mettenberger is now set to come in and try to guide the Titans away from the bottom of the standings.
The Titans have had the third pick in the draft for the last two years but next year they could see themselves get either the first or second pick.
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