Raiders QB Marcus Mariota Generating Trade Interest

Derek Carr isn’t the only Raiders quarterback who’s generating trade interest.’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that teams have “legitimate and real” trade interest in backup Marcus Mariota.

[RELATED: Raiders Open To Derek Carr Trade?]

Mariota joined the Raiders last offseason on a two-year, $17.6MM deal. He had an IR stint in September and October, and he didn’t leave the bench until the Raiders’ Week 15 loss to the Chargers. Mariota completed 17 of his 28 pass attempts for 226 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in that game, and he added another score and 88 yards on the ground. Rapoport says that singular performance caught the eyes of other teams, with some organizations believing that Mariota could have a similar career path as Ryan Tannehill (who, of course, resuscitated his career after replacing Mariota in Tennessee).

Mariota showed glimpses of promise during his five seasons in Tennessee, but he obviously disappointed considering his second-overall-pick pedigree. The quarterback went 18-16 during his final three seasons with the Titans, but he also had only 31 touchdowns vs 25 interceptions.

We learned earlier this week that teams had inquired on Carr, and reports indicated that the Raiders were willing to listen to offers on their starting quarterback. Rapoport clarifies that while the Raiders wouldn’t hang up the phone on any team, they’re not eager to move on from the 29-year-old, and a deal for Carr would be “incredibly expensive.”

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28 comments on “Raiders QB Marcus Mariota Generating Trade Interest

  1. Tatsumaki

    Crazy, raiders might get something for mariota. A year ago he was viewed as a reclamation project.

    Tom Brady really living rent free in everyone’s minds that they think moving a franchise qbs makes them a super bowl contender.

  2. Steezy

    Crazy people are so high on him. He was two badly dropped picks away from a 3 int game. He was only effective on the ground.

  3. dan55

    The Colts really need to make a move for one of these guys. They have a really good team, but they need a quarterback. Derek Carr would really make that team a contender. Mariota would be good too, though I don’t think he is as good as Carr.

    • Tatsumaki

      Literally says raiders would have to receive huge hall to move carr. Further research shows that they only would trade carr if they could get a franchise caliber back in return. Not going to happen

      • dan55

        If I was the GM of the Colts, I would be willing to trade 2 first round picks for Carr. I really like Carr and think he would play well in Indianapolis. If Carr is unavailable, then I think they should consider giving up an upper mid round pick for Mariota, but the priority needs to be Carr.

        • chorn47

          if I’m paying 2 firsts might as well sign dak even if he’s franchise tagged. penalty for that is 2 firsts

        • Littleman20

          I doubt the Raiders are going to trade car but if I was the Raiders I would say OK give me three number ones and three number twos and see if a team is stupid enough to do it

        • Appalachian_Outlaw

          I hope the Raiders do not trade Carr. I recognize he’s not elite, but he’s in that next tier down of “very good”. If they had any semblance of a defense, they could win with Carr.

          I’d trade Mariotta for the Colts’ 3rd in a minute, though.

    • rtr1redrockets

      no way. this guys best shot at greatness was being drafted by chip kelly when he was the eagles coach.

  4. Littleman20

    The way teams are desperate for quarterbacks it wouldn’t surprise me if Mariota gets treated on the higher end raiders might get a third round pick in on the low-end a 6th or 7th round pick now do I really believe the Raiders to the third round pick out a Mariota no but crazier things have happened

    • Appalachian_Outlaw

      You can have him in Philly if you like for 3 cheesesteaks. Ball is in your court. I’m holding firm that onions, mushrooms and peppers are included. Don’t try a lowball offer.

  5. DarkSide830

    from what I saw in one of the games he played, (just one granted which i believe was the one he came in for Carr in, he looked pretty good. maybe just needed to get out of TEN.

  6. j_butte

    I wonder if the Falcons would take him. Smith was his coach in Tennessee, he’d know him better than anybody. Fontenot coming from NO doesn’t mind paying for a backup QB.

  7. driftcat28

    Mariota is more likely the kind of QB Bill will go after in New England. I still hope Jimmy finds his way back, but if not him I’d be fine with Mariota

    • jopeness

      I was never big in him coming out of Oregon, I’m slightly bias as I really think PAC10 and Texas QBs are only good in college (mahomes aside). I’m really curious if Bill has reached out to the Giants for Jones as he did say he liked him alot. Ultimately, I agree with you on Jimmy G or (you never know) Pat’s try to pry Wilson from Seattle. I think if the 49ers can try to get Watson and then get back some picks from Pat’s for Jimmy it might work out.

  8. crosseyedlemon

    We are officially into the off season now so you can basically just fill in the blank with any breathing player and suggest he is generating trade interest.

  9. MileHighFan

    Everybody looks great when they sit on the bench. When they get into the game – not so much…

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