Seven-year NFL veteran Marcus Mariota hasn’t started an NFL game since 2019, playing backup for Derek Carr with the Las Vegas Raiders the past two seasons.
Mariota signed with Atlanta Falcons This season, it looks like his two-year run of bad starts will come to an end.
On Wednesday, the first day of the Falcons’ training camp, quarterback coach Charles London said Mariota would be the team’s starter at center.
Entering camp, the Falcons’ competition to start midfield, on paper, consisted of Mariota and third-round rookie Desmond Ridder. While the Falcons have high hopes for Ridder, whom they picked with a No. 74 pick from Cincinnati, they will be going with the veteran at this time.
“Obviously, we had a plan for each of them. Marcus was the starter,” London said on Wednesday. “That’s how we got into this.”
28 years old try only 30 passes in two seasons with the Raiders, going 18 to 30 in 230 metres, with one touchdown and one interception.
Mariota was placed 2nd overall by the Tennessee Titans in 2015. He started 61 games in 5 seasons with the Titans, setting a record 29-32-0 in the regular season and a 1-1 efficiency in the regular season. season after season.
He ended his career with the Titans, passing 13,207 yards with 77 touchdowns and 45 interceptions. On the court, Mariota hit 1,574 yards fast and 13 touches.