Marcus Mariota joins company of Fran Tarkenton in debut

In his NFL debut, Marcus Mariota did something we haven’t seen since Fran Tankenton made his own debut back in 1961. Tarkenton on that day threw for 4 touchdowns against the Chicago Bears, leading the Minnesota Vikings to an upset win.

Going up against rookie rival Jameis Winston in Sunday's opener, Mariota looked like a calm veteran, hitting Kendall Wright for a 52-yard touchdown less than 2 minutes into the game. Winston made some history of his own, having his first ever NFL pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown. The last quarterback with that unfortunate accomplishment? Brett Favre in 1991.

Meanwhile, Mariota threw 4 touchdown passes by halftime in a blowout win for the Tennessee Titans.