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Sport Marcus Mariota lands with Raiders in free agency after benching in Tennessee

04:25  17 march  2020
04:25  17 march  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Marcus Mariota lands with Raiders in free agency after benching in Tennessee

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Tannehill on Sunday, sticking with the quarterback after benching Marcus Mariota in the second half last week. While he has had a few big games, Mariota has struggled in Tennessee this season — especially in Yahoo Sports. New CBA will complicate free agency for Cowboys, Titans, Buccaneers.

Only when they benched Mariota for Tannehill did the season start to turn around. The difference between the Titans’ numbers with Mariota starting and with The Texans and Titans play each other in Tennessee in Week 15 and then in Houston in Week 17, so this division race remains wide open.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft is headed to Las Vegas.

Marcus Mariota has found a new team. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Marcus Mariota has found a new team. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)

Former Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Marcus Mariota reportedly agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, putting him in position to compete with Derek Carr for the starting quarterback role.

Mariota was the starter in Tennessee for 4.5 years until he was benched for Ryan Tannehill last season. Tannehill would subsequently go on a tear that helped lead the Titans to the AFC Championship game, cementing Mariota’s fate as in impending free agent.

Marcus Mariota set to compete but understands Raiders are Derek Carr's team

  Marcus Mariota set to compete but understands Raiders are Derek Carr's team Marcus Mariota has been a starting quarterback most of his NFL career. He assumed the responsibility his rookie year and relinquished it only for injury before Week 6 of last year. The second pick of the 2015 draft, which Tennessee gave up significant assets to get, was benched for Ryan Tannehill. Mariota watched from the sideline as he led the Titans to an AFC championship game and then got rewarded with a big, fat contract. Mariota ended up on the open market, agreeing to a pact with the Raiders on March 16 as a presumed backup. A two-year, $17.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) takes the stage during the Titans uniform reveal event held at Broadway and 1st Avenue in Nashville Marcus Mariota is likely to receive a longterm contract next offseason, but he won't hit free agency . The Titans will exercise the fifth-year option on

Marcus Mariota should target Los Angeles Chargers in free agency by Michael Moraitis. There should be a lot of interest overall in Marcus Mariota in free agency , but landing with the Chargers might end up being the best situation for him based on the circumstances.

The Titans committed to Tannehill on Sunday with a four-year, $118 million extension.

Mariota seemed destined for similar money after a sophomore season in which he posted a career-high 3,426 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions, but his step back in his third year — 13 TDs, 15 INT, — began his decline from franchise quarterback to battling Carr in Vegas.

We’ll see if Mariota gets another opportunity to show the talent that made him a top prospect is still there.

News of Mariota’s exit was brought with a glowing compliment from one of his former targets, Titans receiver A.J. Brown.

Tom Brady loses another destination

The deal with Mariota also likely takes the Raiders out of the running for Tom Brady. Both they and the Titans had been mentioned in the offseason as possible suitors for the New England Patriots legend, but that seems to no longer be the case.

Jon Gruden bristles at Raiders being linked to Tom Brady in free agency

  Jon Gruden bristles at Raiders being linked to Tom Brady in free agency The Raiders are a reported player in the Tom Brady sweepstakes, but don't tell that to head coach Jon Gruden.If you ask those who follow the NFL, they'll tell you the Las Vegas Raiders are a possible destination for Tom Brady in free agency.

The Raiders on Thursday announced the signing of three undrafted free agents , all of which are on the offensive side of the ball. NFL rumors: Raiders interested in QB Marcus Mariota in free agency . Mariota ended up being drafted No. 2 by the Tennessee Titans, one spot after Jameis Winston went

After announced he was getting benched this Sunday vs. the Los Angeles Chargers Has Mariota ’s last time starting in Tennessee come to an end? He will become an unrestricted free agent in 2020 Report: Raiders interested in former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Payton Pritchard named

The Los Angeles Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly remain in the running for Brady, though coronavirus-related obstacles could slow down the process.

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Opinion: For Titans, Ryan Tannehill was always the preferable quarterback over Tom Brady .
Despite the Tom Brady hype, the Titans did the correct thing in extending Ryan Tannehill. It's a move that positions them best for 2020 and beyond.That was fun while it lasted. Have to say I’ll miss the entertainment value of the Tom-Brady-to-Titans chatter – the rumors of school shopping in Nashville, those spied-on FaceTime calls. Good times. Worth some chuckles.

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