Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is now a member of the Las Vegas Raiders — and now we know for how much.
According to Mike Garafalo of NFL Network, Mariota is set to make a pretty nice chunk of change, as his contract with the Raiders will pay him $17.6 million over two years, with $7.5 million being guaranteed in the first year.
#Raiders gave Marcus Mariota a two-year, $17.6 million deal that includes $7.5m in the first year as a fully-guaranteed base salary.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 23, 2020
However, the contract is loaded with incentives that could bring the total value up big time if he becomes a starter.
Some details on Mariota's 2020 incentives ...
• $150K/game he plays 60% of the snaps (adds to $2.4M).
• Up to $1.5M in per games for play-time + win.
• Up to $2M in play-time/playoff, play-time/SB incentives. https://t.co/ENjnHPMPAA— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 23, 2020
Granted, the base salary isn’t as much as Mariota made in 2020 (it was upwards of $20 million) but with all of those incentives thrown in there, he stands to make a significant amount of money if all goes well.
A fascinating deal that also includes a mountain of incentives and escalators that would pay Marcus Mariota starter money if he plays and has success. Max value: $37.5 million. https://t.co/OCYnkQt8qZ— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 23, 2020
There are many out there who believe the Raiders’ current starter, Derek Carr, is vulnerable, which gives Mariota a chance to gain a starting job at some point in 2020 if Carr falters.
There’s no question this was a move made to push Carr, and the host of incentives in Mariota’s deal only furthers that notion.
It also helps that both Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock were big fans of the Oregon product when he was coming out of college, so both won’t hesitate to pull the trigger on putting him in.MORE: