Marcus Mariota will compete against the Houston Texans on Sunday. How much he will play remains to be seen.
The Tennessee Titans quarterback is officially active for Week 2.
It's unclear how much the face of the franchise will play. Blaine Gabbert could start and take the most snapshots.
Both Mariota and Gabbert did a preparatory routine on the field on Sunday morning, but the first did not say much.
NFL Network Ian Rapoport reported that Mariota had suffered a pinched nerve in his elbow at the Miami Dolphins last week. On Saturday night, the QB had not recovered his sensation in his fingers, so he might not be able to grab the ball well enough to throw much, if that.
The Titans have only two quarterbacks on the roster after not signing a distress caller at the weekend despite Mariota's dubious status.
Since Mariotte had difficulty grasping the ball, he could only be used for running games, Rapoport noted.
The Titans lack the two offensive tackles Jack Conklin (knee) and Taylor Lewan (concussion) and backup against Dennis Kelly (illness), which could mean that Tennessee's quarterbacks could be besieged – even if Jadeveon Clowney sits for Houston.
If Mariotte can not hold the ball properly for throwing, it will be interesting to see what the Titans' attack looks like when Gabbert goes down with an injury. Stay tuned.