Marcus Mariota made his name much before entering the NFL in 2015. The star quarterback grabbed everyone’s attention when he became the first Hawaiian to win the Heisman Trophy. The former University of Oregon star won numerous other prestigious awards as well during his college days.
The NFL star made his debut in the league when the Tennessee Titans drafted him in 2015. He was the 2nd pick overall in the first round of the NFL draft that year. Marcus Mariota signed a rookie contract worth $24.2 million with the Titans for 4 years. It was a fully guaranteed contract that came with a signing bonus of $15.9 million.
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The quarterback’s contract with the Titans had a 5th-year option, and considering his performance, the team used it. Marcus Mariota signed a $20.92 million contract extension with the team in April 2018 for 1 year. After that, the Manning Award winner joined the Las Vegas Raiders in March 2020. He signed a $17.6 million deal with the team for two years.
In 2021, Marcus Mariota signed yet another contract with the Raiders for 1 year worth $3.5 million. The talented athlete then signed an $18.75 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons for 2 years, but the team released him this year. After that, Mariota signed a $5 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles for 1 year to serve as the backup for Jalen Hurts.
Throughout his NFL career, Marcus Mariota has earned around $70 million and holds a net worth of $12 million. It includes his earnings from his league contracts as well as his brand endorsements.
Is Marcus Mariota the right backup for Jalen Hurts?
Marcus Mariota has been struggling ever since he joined the Philadelphia Eagles this year. The team drafted him to play as the backup for their quarterback Jalen Hurts. However, Mariota has not been up to the mark this whole NFL preseason. With his performance being disappointing, people are questioning whether he’s the appropriate replacement for Hurts or not.
Mariota was unbelievably exceptional during his college years, but his performance has declined a bit in the NFL. Though he has been impressive, it’s not been the same as his early days. Throughout his 8-year NFL career, Marcus Mariota has been successful in 1312 passing attempts out of the 2094 he made.
Mariota holds a completion percentage of 62.6 and has recorded 92 touchdowns and 54 interceptions. He also has 15,656 passing yards with a passer rating of 89.3. Other than that, he has rushed for 2,012 yards and has secured 17 rushing touchdowns.
Marcus Mariota is undoubtedly an impact player and holds the ability to lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl. However, keeping his recent form in mind, it’s not confirmed whether the team will show faith in him or not.