It appears that the marriage between Marcus Mariota and Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith is going pretty well.
The Falcons are only off to a 2-3 start on the season, but their 3 losses came by a total of 11 points to the New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s clear that grabbing Mariota as their starting quarterback is working out for Atlanta, and it’s giving new life to the Oregon legend’s career.
We saw some of what made Mariota an Oregon legend on Sunday in the Falcons’ 28-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Marcus finished with an impressive 13-for-14 passing for 129 yards and 2 TD< while adding 50 yards on the ground with 1 TD as well.
It led to some fun on Twitter for Oregon fans who were once again able to prop up their favorite Hawaiian son.
A Perfect Game
Mariota is pitching a perfect game into the 3Q:
10-10, 114 and 2 TD
5 rushes for 51 and a TD
— Stephen Andress (@StephenAndress1) October 16, 2022
Tell us something we don’t know…
Official: Marcus Mariota is speed.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 16, 2022
Kyle Long loves it
Marcus out there dealing love to see it
— kyle (@Ky1eLong) October 16, 2022
Falcons fans love it
I’m gonna say, best #Falcons win I’ve seen in quite some time.
-Got a lead, kept it (didn’t feel like it was in jeopardy)
-Mariota played his best game as a Falcon
-Pitts scored a TD
-Defense played physical
-Uniforms we’re 10/10 pic.twitter.com/HOHpiU0hJF
— Miles Garrett (@MilesGarrettTV) October 16, 2022