Falcons QB Marcus Mariota Throws One of the Worst Pass Attempts Ever

Marcus Mariota’s tenure as the starting QB in Atlanta is like ordering a large combo: sounds good in theory but makes you queasy when you try it.

Mariota is predictably average as a QB but when he showcases his extremes, the good is impressive and the bad is ugly.

Against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night, things got ugly quickly: including a throw by Mariota that may be one of the worst pass attempts in NFL history.

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In the second half, Mariota tried to make magic happen and heaved the ball toward the middle of the field as he went down on a sack, which ended up in the hands of a Panthers defender. A down-by-elbow call negated the interception by Mariota, but the memory of the terrible pass attempt was permanent. Falcons head coach Arthur Smith appeared dumbfounded on the sidelines.

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Too much patience in the pocket, overthrows and plenty of ‘eff it’ decision-making showcased the worst of side of Mariota — in front of a primetime TNF audience.

Even Thursday Night Football analyst Richard Sherman called for Mariota to get relegated to backup duties after the atrocious showcase against Carolina. He finished with 19-of-30 passing for 186 yards, two touchdowns and an interception (two unofficial).

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(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Unable to muster a spark of offense, Mariota and the offense trailed the entirety of the NFC South matchup and lost, 25-15, to open the path for the Tampa Bay Bucs to claim the division lead.

Mariota’s days as a starter may be numbered.

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