Titans Reject Eagles’ Offer, Select Mariota

Courtesy of USA Today

Courtesy of USA Today

Chip Kelly made a big push, but it wasn’t enough.

The Tennessee Titans decided to stand pat at No. 2 and select Marcus Mariota, the Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner that Kelly once called “the most talented kid I coached in college.”

He tried hard to make a reunion happen. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Eagles offered two first-round picks, a third-rounder, Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, Brandon Boykin and “more.” He later added that Sam Bradford was part of the package.

Per Jay Glazer, they also tried to make something happen with the Bucs, offering two first rounders, a quarterback and another player, but Tampa declined.

Can the Eagles still find a way to pry Mariota away from the Titans?

Mariota completed 67 percent of his passes in three seasons at Oregon, throwing 105 touchdowns to just 14 interceptions. The dual threat also racked up over 2,200 yards(6.6 avg.) and 29 touchdowns on the ground.

Unless they can re-ignite trade talks with Tennessee, the Eagles will now have to turn their attention elsewhere.