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Marcus Mariota

#2 QB,


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197 FPTS

RANK: 20



RANK: 42


29 yrs


6'4'' / 222 lbs



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Likely headed for backup role again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-26

Mariota will be joined by fellow Heisman winner and No. 2 overall draft pick Jayden Daniels in Washington's QB room.

The incoming rookie was a four-year college starter (five if you count a COVID-shortened season) and is already 23 years old, making him a strong bet to quickly take over as QB1 in Washington. Mariota presumably knew the Commanders were likely to use the No. 2 overall pick on a quarterback when he signed with them in March, but the team at least traded Sam Howell to Seattle, leaving the 30-year-old unchallenged for a backup role. It remains to be seen how the Commanders divide reps between Daniels and Mariota this spring and into summer.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
1 NO Dome 77° 19.8 9th 6.042.533202150060.679.712721764%0%18%46%18%33%
2 @LA Outdoor 73° 13.4 19th 10.046.526171962265.481.66160769%33%9%73%8%15%
3 @SEA Outdoor 72° 15.6 14th 1.042.520132291165.099.87411165%44%13%40%10%45%
4 CLE Dome 68° 3.9 33rd 1.048.51971390136.841.35301242%33%16%58%11%26%
5 @TB Outdoor 82° 18.0 10th 10.547.525141471056.086.67610660%0%11%72%8%16%
6 SF Dome 76° 24.2 5th 3.545.514131292092.9144.66501693%0%5%57%14%29%
7 @CIN Outdoor 72° 12.1 18th 6.547.51381241061.5118.863101062%100%0%46%8%39%
8 CAR Dome 59° 22.4 7th -4.041.528202533271.4105.26430575%0%50%46%18%36%
9 LAC Dome 78° 7.6 24th 3.049.523121290052.268.95240757%0%13%52%13%35%
10 @CAR Outdoor 61° 17.7 15th -2.543.530191862163.389.03430863%25%26%53%13%30%
11 CHI Dome 41° 17.7 14th -2.549.520131311065.0100.213251465%0%9%40%20%30%
12 @WAS Outdoor 46° 13.9 20th 3.542.525151741160.077.86490664%67%16%48%24%24%
13 PIT Dome 52° 10.4 26th 1.541.524131671154.272.731701058%14%32%83%0%17%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
Home Dome 6 05.312th380.
Home Retractable Dome 7 715.17th1661.00.660.987.064%12%7330.4
Away Outdoor 9 610.247th1170.90.661.989.564%37%8240.1
Away Retractable Dome 2 04.060th00.000.039.60%0%0100.5

Career Stats by Season: 2015 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
2015 22 TEN 12 12 211 22nd3702302,818191062.291.53425227.268%19%-46%16%36%
2016 23 TEN 15 15 260 13th4512763,42626961.295.66034927.965%42%-56%17%24%
2017 24 TEN 15 15 210 18th4532813,232131562.079.3603125766%30%-55%13%30%
2018 25 TEN 14 13 176 24th3312282,52811868.992.36435725.673%44%-58%21%18%
2019 26 TEN 7 6 85 34th160951,2037259.492.32412906.466%43%23%52%17%23%
2020 27 LV 1 0 26 47th28172261160.783.398818.864%50%19%32%14%46%
2021 28 LV 10 0 15 56th2140050.056.313871-450%0%13%50%0%50%
2022 29 ATL 13 13 197 20th3001842,21915961.388.28543847.264%25%18%55%13%28%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Links up with Commanders

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-12

Mariota is in line to sign a one-year, $6 million contract with the Commanders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

After spending a year as Jalen Hurts' backup in Philadelphia, the 30-year-old Mariota will join a Washington team that has Sam Howell under contract for two more years and owns the No. 2 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. This signing would seem to hint at a desire to either trade Howell or move down in the draft. In any case, Mariota seems like a good fit with new Commanders offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who tends to rely heavily on shotgun and avoid playcalls with slow-developing routes.

Ends year with 15 completions

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-17

Mariota appeared in just three games as the Eagles' backup quarterback this season, completing 15 of 23 passes for 164 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

All but three of Mariota's passes came in Week 18. Mariota also added a brief appearance in the Eagles' 32-9 playoff loss to the Bucs, handing off twice at the end of the game to run out the clock with the result already decided. Given that Mariota was stuck looking for a backup job prior to this season, and given that he didn't get the chance to add anything meaningful to his resume this year, he'll presumably be stuck as a backup again next fall.

Comes on in relief

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Mariota completed 13 of 20 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown with an interception after replacing Jalen Hurts late in the second quarter of Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Giants. He added 46 rushing yards on six carries.

The veteran QB entered the game with the Eagles already in a 24-0 hole, and Mariota promptly threw a pick on his first pass attempt before halftime. He did lead a couple scoring drives in the second half, but Philly never seemed close to staging a real rally. It's the most action Mariota has seen all season, and while the 30-year-old is a free agent in the offseason, he seems to be a good fit with the Eagles as Hurts' backup and could return on another affordable contract.

Takes first snaps of season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-06

Mariota played five of the Eagles' 72 snaps on offense and completed two of three pass attempts for 16 yards while carrying twice for six yards in Sunday's 42-19 loss to the 49ers.

For the first time all season, Mariota was summoned from the bench with just over 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter while starting quarterback Jalen Hurts was evaluated for a concussion. Mariota led the Eagles to a pair of first downs before Hurts was cleared to return to the game. Assuming Hurts makes it through the upcoming practice week unscathed, Mariota will remain in a backup role for the Eagles' matchup with the Cowboys this Sunday.

Getting the start

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-24

Mariota will start Friday against the Colts, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Mariota is only expected to play one series before giving way to Tanner McKee, and eventually Ian Brook. The Oregon product has struggled at times learning his new team's offense during training camp, but he's fully expected to remain the team's No. 2 option behind Jalen Hurts this season.

Unremarkable in first half

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-17

Mariota started the Eagles' 18-18 preseason tie with the Browns on Thursday night and completed nine of 17 passes for 86 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed once for five yards.

Mariota needs game reps in his new team's offense, so his extended stint in Thursday's contest makes sense. The veteran signal-caller was sharper in Philadelphia's preseason opener versus the Ravens while completing seven of 11 passes, but Mariota remains a lock for the role of Jalen Hurts' top backup come the regular season.

Still learning offense

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-03

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

Mariota has thrown four interceptions in the first week of training camp. However, it appears that's being chalked up to him being on his third team in three seasons. According to teammate Boston Scott, "He's still learning the playbook, but he's a really smart guy. It's gonna take time, but you can see the tools for sure." Mariota will continue to work to improve and learn the playbook, as he adjusts to his new role and team, as Jalen Hurts' backup in Philadelphia.

Active at OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-09

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

Mariota signed a one-year contract with the Eagles this offseason after finishing last season with Atlanta on injured reserve with a knee injury. The quarterback appears to be healthy ahead of the 2023 campaign and is expected to operate as the top backup behind starting quarterback Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia. Mariota, a former second overall pick in 2015, started 13 games with the Falcons last year and if Hurts were to go down, the Eagles' offense wouldn't have to change much with the 29-year-old's skillset under center.

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