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NFL Coach Makes Bizarre Statement About Plan For His Quarterbacks On Sunday

Marcus Mariota, now with the Las Vegas Raiders after leaving the Tennessee Titans, winding up to throw a pass.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans throws in the first quarter of the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Marcus Mariota injury update: head coach Mike Vrabel says his quarterback may be ready for Sunday, but wouldn't commit to him being the only quarterback that will play.

Mariota has been up-and-down as an NFL player, but he is the clear starter for the Tennessee Titans. Blaine Gabbert may be a serviceable back-up, but it's been pretty well proven that he is not a starter-quality player.

Still, Vrabel just told reporters that there is a "scenario" in which both guys could play.

Unless that scenario is "Marcus Mariota gets hurt again," that doesn't make most sense.

Here's what Mike Vrabel said about the Titans quarterback situation in light of the latest Marcus Mariota injury.

From ESPN's Adam Schefter:

The response to Schefter's report has been...entertaining.

Mariota was injured on a throw during Week 1's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Earlier this week, Vrabel said things were "looking okay" for the former Oregon Heisman winner.

He wasn't off to the best start when he went down last Sunday. He was 9-of-16 for 103 yards and two interceptions. In relief, Gabbert was 11-of-22 for 117 yards and a pick.

The Titans host the Houston Texans on Sunday at 1 p.m.