Although he's already received the rock star treatment, Titans general Ruston Webster doesn't anticipate any difficulties in getting the Heisman Trophy winner to sign a contract. Mariota remains the lone 2015 first-round pick unsigned.
"I personally don't see there being a major issue. ... I don't concern myself too much with it if a guy misses a few days," Webster said to ESPN's Paul Kuharsky. "We've had good talks. We're motivated. Marcus is motivated. So I would expect that we would be able to get something done. As you said we have plenty of time right now, so we'll just see where it all goes."
After a prodigious collegiate career at Oregon, Mariota instantly became the face of the franchise upon being selected second overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. However, Webster believes the 21-year-old is unfazed by the pressure.
"I think he's done a great job to this point for a rookie quarterback coming to a new offense and a new situation," Webster said. "Obviously very prepared when he steps in the field. I think the physical talent is evident when you watch him out here, which is really one of the main things I look for when they get here that we see in him or any player what we saw on film and live in games.
With training camp rapidly approaching, expect Webster and his staff to make Mariota's contract their top priority.