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Star NFL QB Is Reportedly Not Playing Today

A general view of the Tennessee Titans stadium during the day.

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 07: A general view of the opening kickoff between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans during their game at LP Field on September 7, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Tennessee Titans will reportedly be without their star quarterback for their pivotal season-ending game tonight.

ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen is reporting that Marcus Mariota is not expected to play in tonight's game.

Mariota has been dealing with an injury and was questionable for this evening's game.

It doesn't look like he'll be able to give it a go.


Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is not expected to start Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts primarily because of a nerve condition caused by a stinger, which has his overall playing status in jeopardy, sources familiar with his injury told ESPN.

Mariota is officially listed as questionable and reportedly will test his arm in pregame warm-ups. But one source told ESPN that an independent spine specialist has warned the Titans that further damage would put Mariota's ability to throw the football at significant risk beyond this weekend.

The Titans are expected to start Blaine Gabbert in his place.

Tennessee and Indianapolis are set to kick off at 8:20 p.m. E.T. on NBC.

Stay tuned.