Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that Mariota is moving around well but that he’ll be dividing reps as needed with backup Zach Mettenberger. Whisenhunt was not aware of the grade of Mariota’s sprain.
“He is walking around the facility here just fine,” Whisenhunt said. “As the week progresses, we’ll see how it goes and see if he has a chance to play.”
The Titans (1-4) host the Falcons (5-1) on Sunday.
Mariota didn’t miss a play until he was pulled late, but he wore a left knee brace after suffering the injury in the second quarter. He said after the game that he didn’t consider the hit to be malicious and that Vernon apologized to him.
Both Whisenhunt and left tackle Taylor Lewan called Vernon’s hit “bulls—,” and the coach reiterated Monday that “it was low and it was late.”