Sports Tonight: Philly no longer dreaming of Mariota

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Hindsight is the worst kind of 20/20 vision because it presumes that things would’ve unfolded the same way. There is no way of telling what the current state of the Eagles would be had former coach Chip Kelly been able to orchestrate a trade that would’ve allowed the Birds to draft quarterback Marcus Mariota. “Make the Deal” for the Heisman Trophy winner became the cry in Philadelphia leading up to the 2015 NFL draft. Perhaps Mariota was the perfect quarterback for Kelly, who coached him at the University of Oregon. Maybe Mariota would have worked Kelly’s gimmick offense to perfection in the NFL. I’d say no, because no quarterback could’ve prevented Kelly’s high-paced attack from wearing out a 53-man roster over a 16-game season. In any event, the Tennessee Titans, who will play the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football at 8:15 tonight on ESPN, kept the No. 2 overall pick and drafted Mariota. In his short career, Mariota has completed 572 of 931 passes for 7,036 yards with 48 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions. He also has 114 rushes for 717 yards and four touchdowns. Who knows what Mariota might have been like for the Eagles. Considering the Eagles – minus Kelly – moved up to the No. 2 overall spot in the 2016 draft and took Carson Wentz, does anybody care anymore? CHARLES KRUPA / AP The Astros’ Carlos Beltran celebrates on the field after the Astros eliminated the Boston Red Sox with a 5-4 victory in Game 4 of baseball’s American League Division...Read more
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