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Rookie could become the youngest quarterback in league history to pass for 3,000 and 20 touchdowns.

Marcus Mariota is a special talent and the Titans are seeing the benefits in spite of the team's current record.

Tennessee Titans  rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota has passed for 2,786 yards and 19 touchdowns during his rookie season. He is 214 yards and one touchdown from possibly becoming the youngest quarterback in NFL history to reach 3,000 passing yards and 20 touchdown passes.

If Mariota (born Oct. 30, 1993) hits the 3,000-yard/20-touchdown plateau this week, he will do so at the age of 22 years, one month and 21 days. The youngest quarterback in NFL history to accomplish the feat is Drew Bledsoe. In 1994, during his second season with the Patriots, Bledsoe reached 3,000 yards and 20 touchdown passes at the age of 22 years, six months and 29 days.

However, by the time of the Titans-Patriots contest this weekend, Tampa Bay Buccaneers top pick Jameis Winston eclipesed the Bleadsoe mark with his 363 yard, two touchdown performance versus the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night. .

Mariota needs 214 yards and one touchdown against the Partiots to pass Bledsoe into second place behind Winston. 

Youngest players to reach 3,000 passing yards and 20 touchdown passes:

Player                Season               Team                  Age

Drew Bledsoe      1994       New England Patriots      22 Years, 6 Months, 29 Days

Jameis Winston   2015       Tampa Bay Buccaneers  21 Years, 11 Months, 12 Days on Dec. 17   (3,433 Yards, 20 Touchdowns)

Marcus Mariota    2015       Tennessee Titans           22 Years, 1 Month, 21 Days on Dec.     20   (2,786 Yards, 19 Touchdowns)

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