Posted: 2/10/2021 12:20 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Marcus Mariota is generating 'legitimate and real' trade interest, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Huddle Up: Mariota has 61 career NFL starts with the Tennessee Titans but seems to have impressed other teams with his one relief appearance last season in which he completed 17 of 28 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown along with nine rushing attempts for 88 yards and a score on the ground. This is worth monitoring as the former second-overall pick's rushing ability could make him an appealing fantasy option in the right situation.
Posted: 2/07/2021 6:23 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Marcus Mariota could be a trade option for the New England Patriots this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.
Huddle Up: Mariota was the backup for the Raiders last season but was a starter for several seasons when he entered the league. The Patriots likely will have a new quarterback next season but do not have a great group of pass catchers on the roster. The starting quarterback for the Patriots likely will be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2021.
Posted: 12/18/2020 6:39 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Marcus Mariota completed 17 of 28 passes for 226 yards, one touchdown and one interception during the team's overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Dec. 17. Mariota also ran nine times for 88 yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Mariota looked good for the most part, especially when utilizing the read option, but he missed some throws and made a critical mistake when his pass was intercepted just before the two-minute warning, denying the Raiders the chance to win the game in regulation. He also saw a potential game-winning drive stall out inside the five-yard line that allowed the Chargers to come down and deliver a dagger to Vegas' playoff hopes. The severity of Carr's injury isn't known yet, but if he can't go Mariota might be worth a look in Week 16.