Eagles, QB Marcus Mariota agree to 1-year deal, source says

Eagles, QB Marcus Mariota agree to 1-year deal, source says

Quarterback Marcus Mariota has reached an agreement with Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year, $5 million deal worth up to $8 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Atlanta Falcons Mariota was released on Feb. 28 in a move to both free up more salary cap space and move on from a player who lost his starting position.

Mariota, 29, started the first 13 games of the 2022 season for the Falcons before sitting out the rookie bye Desmond Ridderwho started the last four games.

Mariota signed with Atlanta last year on the same day the team traded Matt Ryan in Indianapolis Colts after a failed pursuit of Deshaun Watson. It was Mariota’s second time at the starting gig after losing his starting job in the Tennessee Titans in 2019 and spends the next two seasons as Derek Carrsa’s backup Las Vegas Raiders.

Mariota completed 61.3% of his passes last season for 2,219 yards, 15 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He also had career highs as a rusher with 85 carries for 438 yards, scoring four touchdowns, the second-most in his career.

He played in 87 games — with 74 starts in his eight-year career between Tennessee, Las Vegas and Atlanta. Teams went 34-40 when he started games, and Mariota completed 62.6% of his passes for 15,656 yards, 92 touchdowns and 54 interceptions. He also rushed 349 times for 2,012 yards and 17 touchdowns.

ESPN’s Michael Rothstein contributed to this report.