Report: QB Marcus Mariota, Eagles agree to 1-year, $5 million deal

The Philadelphia Eagles and former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota have agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal that includes $3 million in incentives, according to ESPN. Adam Shefter.

Mariota, 29, is expected to take over the backup quarterback role after Jalen Hurts.

Mariota made 13 appearances for the Sokolov last season. In his start for Atlanta, he threw for 2,219 yards, 15 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.

LANDOVER, MD - NOV 27: Marcus Mariota #1 of the Atlanta Falcons retires from the field after losing to the Washington Commanders 19-13 at the FedExField on November 27, 2022 in Landover, MD.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Marcus Mariota will be the stand-in for last year’s NFC East champions. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ahead of Week 15, head coach Arthur Smith announced that the team had made a “performance-based” decision to keep Mariota on the bench in place of third-round rookie Desmond Ridder. Mariote then underwent knee surgery and was placed on injury reserve, although Smith was apparently in doubt about the timing. Athleticsaying that Mariota’s knee “wasn’t a problem this season, but it [his] the prerogative is…”

Mariota was released on 28 February. The Eagles will be his fourth team since he was selected No. 2 in the 2015 NFL Draft. Back then, former Oregon and Eagles head coach Chip Kelly didn’t see his team. swap and choose Marcus Mariota just as he hoped.

Mariota played for the Titans from 2015 to 2019 before they moved to Ryan Tannehill. Mariota then signed with the Raiders and spent two years in Las Vegas acting as an understudy for Derek Carr.

The Eagles were successful with the Hearts last season. In 2022, they posted a 14–3 record by winning the NFC East and reaching Super Bowl LVII before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.

When Hurts injured his shoulder in the third quarter of a win over the Bears in Week 15, substitute Gardner Minshew started in his place against the Dallas Cowboys and went 24 of 40 for 355 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in that loss.

In two seasons with the Eagles, Minshaw played nine games and started four, throwing for 1,102 yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions. Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that Minshaw agreed to terms with the Indianapolis Colts. The 26-year-old is likely to play the understudy role again. The Colts recently released veteran quarterback Matt Ryan and are expected to use their No. 4 pick to draft the quarterback next month.


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