If Delanie's production doesn't tell you something about Mariota's ability to "elevate" players, then I'm not sure what will. First of all, you are comparing his production with MM to excellent QBs like Jake Locker and Zack Mettenberger. And his second most productive season actually came with those guys, prior to Mariota's arrival . His most productive season came when Mariota missed 1/4 of the games. With Mariota in the lineup, Delanie averaged a whopping 0.5 more yards per game. That's what Mariota gives you-backup-caliber production. Which makes it difficult for me to judge Taylor, Sharpe, or any of these other guys. People look at their numbers and inconsistency and claim that they aren't very good. While if you look at our QB's numbers and inconsistency- neither is he.