Quarterback Marcus Mariota has reached an agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year, $5 million deal worth up to $8 million, as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 29 year-old Mariota skillset meshes better with starter Jalen Hurts than previous backup Gardner Minshew’s. Like Hurts, he possesses the kind of mobility that allows him to run the aspects of the offense that require the quarterback to run.
Mariota was the second overall pick in the draft. After five years with the Titans, he spent two with the Raiders and one with the Falcons.
Many years ago, Mariota was the QB that former Head Coach Chip Kelly covered. Kelly reportedly tried trading up from their first-round pick at No. 20 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft to select Mariota at No. 2.
Last season, Mariota completed 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,219 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions while adding 438 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
Mariota won 2014 Heisman Trophy, during his time as Oregon’s QB.
QB Marcus Mariota. Photo courtsey of SportsTalkATL.com