Report: Eagles signing Mariota to 1-year, $5M deal
The Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Marcus Mariota agreed on a one-year, $5-million deal that can reach $8 million with incentives, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Mariota went 5-8 in 13 starts for the Atlanta Falcons in 2022, throwing for 2,219 yards with 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He was benched for rookie Desmond Ridder in Week 14 and released after the season.
Gardner Minshew, the Eagles' backup quarterback last season, signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday. With Ian Book being the only other signal-caller on the Eagles' roster, Mariota is expected to back up Jalen Hurts in 2023.
The Tennessee Titans drafted Mariota second overall in 2015. He lost his starting job to Ryan Tannehill midway through the 2019 campaign and played two seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders before landing with the Falcons last March.
The 29-year-old is 34-40 in 74 career starts, throwing for 15,656 yards with 92 touchdowns and 54 interceptions. He's also rushed for 2,012 yards and 17 scores.