Titans bench Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

It was just a matter of time before this happened. Struggling through the first three quarters of action Sunday against the Denver Broncos, Marcus Mariota has been benched in favor of Ryan Tannehill for the Tennessee Titans.

Mariota completed 7-of-18 passes for 63 yards with two interceptions. He led the Titans to just north of 70 yards before being benched with the team down 13-0.

The former No. 2 overall pick just has not been a starter-caliber quarterback over the past two-plus seasons.

It’s now time for Tennessee to see what it has in Tannehill moving forward.