Every NFL rebuilding project could use someone like Falcons QB Marcus Mariota | Opinion

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Chalk it up as an encouraging break for the rookie quarterback cutting his NFL teeth in the Atlanta Falcons’ training camp. Marcus Mariota, the battered veteran whose job Desmond Ridder covets, is willing to help.

Hey, that’s not always automatic. It was only a few weeks ago that Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill found himself backtracking – and widely blasted on social media – for declaring that it wasn’t his job to “mentor” rookie Malik Willis.