QB - PHI
Marcus Mariota and the Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $8 million.
Mariota will join the Eagles as the backup to Jalen Hurts. With both quarterbacks having similar skill sets, Mariota is a perfect option to have in the event Hurts has to miss any time due to an injury. Mariota tallied 2,219 yards, 15 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 13 games with the Falcons in 2022.
The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they are releasing QB Marcus Mariota after one season with the team.
Mariota was benched late in the season in favor of rookie QB Desmond Ridder. It is unclear if his release is a sign of faith in Ridder or if it’s evidence they plan to bring in another QB, either a free agent veteran or another drafted rookie. For now, Ridder is the team’s QB1, the Falcons save $12 million and Mariota can look for a fourth team in his career.
Marcus Mariota is headed for knee surgery and he will be placed on injured reserve, per head coach Arthur Smith.
Mariota's first season with the Falcons will end after 13 games. The 29-year-old completed 61.3% of his passes, for 2,219 yards, 15 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. Rookie Desmond Ridder will take over and likely start the rest of the season for the Falcons. Mariota is only contractually tied to the Falcons for one more season, although there is an opt-out in his deal with minimal dead cap space for the Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith says that QB Marcus Mariota is getting his knee checked out and is likely headed to injured reserve.
Mariota started all 13 games for the Falcons, playing every snap. Mariota was producing QB2-level output in fantasy and had 2,219 yards in the air and a career-high 438 yards on the ground with 19 total touchdowns and nine interceptions. With Mariota headed to IR, rookie QB Desmond Ridder is the starter going forward. The Falcons will likely remain a run-heavy offense to close the season as they push for a playoff berth.
Marcus Mariota completed 13 of his 24 pass attempts for 167 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Atlanta's Week 13 loss to Pittsburgh. He added three carries for 17 yards.
Mariota recorded his ninth sub-200-yard outing in 10 games. His 17 rushing yards were the least he's registered since Week 4. He actually threw a game-losing interception for the second consecutive week, as the Falcons were unable to rally against the Steelers. It is very possible that Mariota is replaced by rookie Desmond Ridder in Week 15 versus the Saints after their Week 14 bye.