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Eagles Rumors: Marcus Mariota Agrees to 1-Year, $5M Contract to Back Up Jalen Hurts

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekTwitter LogoFeatured Columnist IVMarch 17, 2023 Todd Kirkland/Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles included some quarterback depth Thursday night when they accepted a 1 year, $5 million handle Marcus Mariota, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter kept in mind the agreement might be worth approximately $8 million. The 29-year-old appeared after the Atlanta Falcons launched him after one year of a two-year offer. The relocation conserved the NFC South group around $12 million in salary-cap area and placed it with more monetary versatility heading into the free-agency part of the offseason. Atlanta began the 2022 project with Mariota under center rather of Desmond Ridder, however the veteran went simply 5-8 as a starter prior to the group made the switch to see what it had in the novice. Mariota wound up finishing 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,219 lawns, 15 goals and 9 interceptions while including 438 backyards and 4 goals on the ground. He will likely constantly be kept in mind most for his college profession at Oregon when he won the 2014 Heisman Trophy and led the Ducks to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, where they lost to Ohio State. That sufficed to persuade the Tennessee Titans to pick him with the No. 2 general choice of the 2015 NFL draft, and he wound up beginning 61 video games for the group throughout the course of his very first 5 seasons. While there were some consistency problems, he did have 2 years with more than 3,000 passing lawns, consisting of in 2016 when he tossed for 3,426 lawns, 26 goals and 9 interceptions. The Titans ultimately moved forward with Ryan Tannehill as the starter, and Mariota invested the 2020 and 2021 seasons as a backup for the Las Vegas Raiders. The Falcons offered him a chance to begin, however the switch to Ridder and his ultimate release appeared to show Mariota was more of a backup at this moment of his profession. Still, he can be strong because function and provides his brand-new group the chance to utilize various plans where he can use his legs, which the Raiders did sometimes when he was supporting Derek Carr.