QB - LV
Week 13 Outlook
The Las Vegas Raiders have designated QB Marcus Mariota for return off IR. They’ll now have 21 days to activate him onto the 53-man roster.
Mariota started the season on IR, but will be back with the team by Week 10 based on the 21-day window to elevate him to the 53-man roster. Derek Carr has played well enough to hang on to the starting job, and unless something changes, expect to see Carr as the starter for the remainder of the season. Mariota is one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and should be stashed in dynasty leagues in case something were to happen to Carr.
Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota was placed on injured reserve Monday, ESPN NFL insider Field Yates reports. Nathan Peterman is Derek Carr's backup until Mariot returns. Ian Rapoport adds that Mariota has been dealing with a "pec strain, one that has severely limited him in practice."
Mariota will now miss at least the next three weeks on injured reserve. The veteran quarterback lost his starting job in Tennessee to Ryan Tannehill last season and signed a two-year deal with the Raiders to serve as Derek Carr's backup.
Marcus Mariota is "no threat" to overtake Derek Carr for the Raiders' starting QB job, per Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
Mariota signed two-year, $17.6 million contract with $7.5 million guaranteed with Las Vegas during the off season. He is expected to backup Derek Carr and opposes "no threat" to push for the Raiders' starting QB job. "Mariota was brought in to push Carr for the starting job at some point, but has not been sharp at training camp and is no threat for the starting role," Tafur added. “I think he’s been everything as advertised as a person,” said Raiders' GM MIke Mayock. “He was coming off some physical stuff. Jon and I talked to Marcus about kind of rebuilding from the ground up, his footwork. Just coming off the injuries. And he’s a sponge. He’s been an absolute sponge.” Mariota is viewed as a rebuilding project and is expected to backup Carr. The 26-year-old struggled with the Titans in 2019, throwing for 1,203 yards and a 7:2 TD:INT across seven games. Mariota is a dart throw in Superflex-league formats.
The Raiders have come to terms with free agent Marcus Mariota.
Mariota had a pretty rough 2019 as he was benched for Ryan Tannehill after some erratic play and a 2-4 record. Tannehill securely grabbed the starting job from there and was gifted with a four-year contract. Raiders' general manager Mike Mayock was very outspoken in his praise for Mariota as he was coming out of Oregon in 2015 so it's no shock that the Raiders are willing to take a shot with him now. Derek Carr has been rumored to be on the trade block, and if he is to move Mariota would assume the starting role and be a QB2. Assuming Carr stays, he will likely be the starter to begin the regular season, but with Mariota looking over his shoulder.
The Raiders are pushing to close out a deal with quarterback Marcus Mariota, per Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network.
After erratic quarterback play last season, Mariota was benched mid-way for Ryan Tannehill. He passed for 1,203 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions across six starts with the Titans in 2019. Mariota struggled with a (2-4) record and was sacked 25 times during that span. The Raiders are looking to sign the former second overall pick to backup Derek Carr and are looking to close out a deal soon. Oakland could save $13 million by cutting Carr.