While Marcus Mariota has been a starting quarterback for most of his five-year NFL career, and he is getting $17.6 million for two years with $7.5 million guaranteed this year, he said he has no confusion over his place in the pecking order with the Las Vegas Raiders.
He is coming in as Derek Carr’s backup, Mariota said, with the hope to improve not only the Raiders’ quarterback room but to better his own play.
Mariota, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Oregon, was the No. 2 overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 NFL draft.
That year, he was rated as the top quarterback prospect by Mike Mayock, the current Raiders general manager who at the time was an NFL Network draft analyst.
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