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Marcus Mariota Splitting First-Team Reps For Commanders

Washington Commanders quarterback Marcus Mariota has been splitting first-team reps with first-round rookie Jayden Daniels this offseason, according to head coach Dan Quinn. The former No. 2 overall pick in 2015 by the Tennessee Titans signed a one-year deal with Washington at the start of free agency, and he could be the short-term starter if the team wants Daniels to sit for the first few weeks of the 2024 campaign. Although Mariota has struggled to keep a starting job, he has underrated fantasy football upside thanks to his rushing skill set. In 13 games for the Atlanta Falcons in 2022, Mariota averaged a respectable 15.8 fantasy points per game behind 2,219 passing yards, 15 passing touchdowns, nine interceptions, 438 rushing yards, and four rushing touchdowns. He's a must-stash option in Superflex leagues, and fantasy managers might get one or two QB1 weeks out of him if he's the starter to begin the Dan Quinn era in Washington.

Jun 13, 2024 12:52 PM EST


Marcus Mariota Agrees To Terms With Commanders

Free-agent quarterback Marcus Mariota is signing a one-year, $6 million deal worth up to $10 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The former No. 2 overall pick in 2015 is set to join his fifth team after five years with the Tennessee Titans, two years with the Las Vegas Raiders, and one year a piece with the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. In 90 games (74 starts), Mariota has passed for 15,820 yards, 93 touchdowns, and 55 interceptions. He's added over 2,000 yards and 17 scores on the ground. He's set to join a quarterback room that already has Sam Howell, and the Commanders are likely to take a quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft with the No. 2 overall pick. That said, Mariota will likely be competing for the backup job, though some teams choose to start a veteran early in the season as they ease a rookie into action. Mariota slightly enters the two-QB and Superflex league fantasy radar for 2024.

Mar 12, 2024 11:07 AM EST



Marcus Mariota Tallies 194 Yards In Week 18

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 13 of 20 passes for 148 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while adding six carries for 46 yards and a fumble during Sunday's 10-27 loss to the New York Giants. Jalen Hurts (finger) looked like he would exit the game due to his injury but came back in before being pulled by the coaching staff once the game was out of reach. Mariota did his best with the weapons he had, but all of the Eagles starting skill players outside of Dallas Goedert were out of the game. The extent of Hurts' injury is unknown, but since he already returned to this game and was throwing the ball, it is hard to imagine that he will sit out next week when the Eagles travel to Tampa Bay.

Jan 7, 2024 7:43 PM EST


Marcus Mariota Takes Over Under Center

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Marcus Mariota took over for Jalen Hurts (finger) in Sunday's AFC East clash with the Giants. New York is up big currently, so Hurts, who suffered a gruesome finger injury, isn't expected to return for the rest of the contest. If that's the case, he'll finish with 55 yards and a pick off 7-for-16 passing. Nonetheless, Hurts managed to return briefly after sustaining the injury. However, he'll likely carry an injury designation ahead of the Eagles' first postseason contest. Philadelphia needs Hurts in the lineup, considering Mariota threw a pick on his first pass attempt of the day.

Jan 7, 2024 5:58 PM EST


Marcus Mariota Might Not Make Roster

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Marcus Mariota was brought in this offseason to be the backup to Jalen Hurts this upcoming season. However, the 29-year-old might've played his way off the 53-man roster, according to Mike Garafolo. Rookie quarterback Tanner McKee has exceeded expectations and earned praise from the coaching staff. On Thursday, McKee completed 19-of-34 passing attempts for 158 yards during the preseason finale. Honestly, McKee might've done enough to overtake Mariota for the backup gig. The Eagles must decide how much faith they truly have in Mariota to play a role on this team in case Hurts does go down.

Aug 25, 2023 9:49 AM EST



Marcus Mariota Has Rough Outing In Second Preseason Game

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 9-of-17 passes for 86 yards, threw an interception, and took one carry for five yards during the team's 18-18 tie with the Cleveland Browns. The Eagles' offense struggled throughout most of the first half with the veteran under center, scoring just three of their 18 points. While Philadelphia gave Mariota $5 million this offseason, with the chance to earn $8 million, he has not been overly impressive through two preseason games. Tanner McKee had a much better night but was playing against the third-string defense. We will unlikely see Jalen Hurts step onto the field next week against Indianapolis, but even if he does, Mariota should see another two-quarters of play.

Aug 18, 2023 10:15 AM EST


Still learning offense

Mariota has gotten off to a slow start during training camp, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Aug 3, 2023 8:46 AM EST


Active at OTAs

Mariota has been an active participant at the Eagles' OTAs this spring, Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice reports.

Jun 9, 2023 1:47 PM EST


Placed on IR

The Falcons placed Mariota (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Dec 14, 2022 11:47 AM EST


Headed for IR

Coach Arthur Smith noted Wednesday that Mariota (knee) is slated to undergo a knee procedure and is in line to be placed on IR, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Dec 14, 2022 8:47 AM EST


Likely IR-bound due to knee

Mariota has a knee injury and may need to be placed on injured reserve, according to coach Arthur Smith, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Dec 12, 2022 11:39 AM EST


Benched for rookie

Mariota will cede the Falcons' starting quarterback duties to Desmond Ridder following the team's Week 14 bye, with the rookie set to direct the offense in his NFL debut Dec. 18 in New Orleans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Dec 8, 2022 7:57 AM EST


Throws game-sealing INT

Mariota completed 13 of 24 passes for 167 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Pittsburgh. He also rushed three times for 17 yards.

Dec 4, 2022 2:34 PM EST


Costly pick in loss

Mariota completed 15 of 25 passes for 174 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Commanders. He added six rushes for 49 yards.

Nov 27, 2022 3:44 PM EST


Two scores in win

Mariota completed 13 of 20 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Bears. He also rushed 13 times for 25 yards and an additional score.

Nov 20, 2022 2:22 PM EST


No QB change being considered

The Falcons intend to stick with Mariota as the starter at least as long as the team remains in playoff contention, Ian Rapoport reports.

Nov 20, 2022 4:29 AM EST


Solid numbers in Week 10 loss

Mariota completed 19 of 30 passes for 186 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and rushed three times for 43 yards during the Falcons' 25-15 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

Nov 10, 2022 8:34 PM EST


Quiet performance in loss

Mariota completed 12 of 23 passes for 129 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Falcons' 20-17 loss to the Chargers on Sunday. He also rushed five times for 24 yards.

Nov 6, 2022 4:15 PM EST


Throws three touchdowns in win

Mariota completed 20 of 28 passes for 253 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 37-34 win over the Panthers. He also rushed six times for 43 yards.

Oct 30, 2022 4:10 PM EST


Attempts only 13 passes

Mariota completed eight of his 13 pass attempts for 124 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Bengals. He added six rushes for 31 yards.

Oct 23, 2022 8:25 PM EST