#4 Marcus Mariota placed on IR due to quadricep injuryhttps://bit.ly/3nXgj34
Marcus Mariota sat out most of the preseason with a quad strain but finally got to see some action during Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens. The former Oregon Duck was able to pull off a 31-yard run on the third down and got a chance to show off that signature speed in the process. Unfortunately for Mariota and his adamant supporters, he suffered a quad injury during the play and was unable to continue. What really made this sting was the fact that coach Gruden admitted Mariota was going to be a huge part of the offense this season.
“Yeah, we lost a big part of our offense,” Gruden said. “Hopefully, it’s not going to linger on. He missed the whole preseason with a quad strain. He strained it again last night. The severity of that injury kept him out of the game. it’s too bad — it was a 31-yard gain to really give us an element we haven’t really had around here.”