One of the biggest decisions the Buffalo Bills need to make this offseason is to figure out a replacement for backup quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who’s set to hit free agency after a year playing under starter Josh Allen.
While the Bills would love to keep Trubisky, it’s highly expected for him to take a job as a starter with another team for the 2022 NFL season. If (more likely, when) that happens, the opportunity to closely study Allen, arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the league right now, and work with Bills’ offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, who was a huge part of developing Allen’s talent, will be an incredibly appealing opening for quarterbacks hoping to one day reclaim a starting role.
Therefore, it seems Las Vegas Raiders backup quarterback Marcus Mariota would be the perfect replacement to take over for when Trubisyky exits. On February 25, SB Nation‘s Matt Warren wrote in an opinion piece that Mariota “is the best style fit” to become Allen’s backup, and financially, it makes sense as well.
“Mariota made $3.5 million plus had a bunch of incentives built into his contract a year ago, and a similar deal in Buffalo would make sense especially with new leadership for the Las Vegas Raiders,” Warren wrote.