Marcus Mariota RUMORS & NEWS

  • Falcons WR Drake London delivers honest take on early chemistry with Marcus Mariota

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Falcons held their three-day mandatory minicamp this week, which featured rookie wide receiver Drake London. The Falcons’ first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft not only earned the green light to take part in on-field football activities, but he also began..." June 16

  • Falcons QB Marcus Mariota won’t shy away from mentor role, ‘a very hot-button issue’

    The Athletic "When the subject of quarterback mentoring arose in early May in Tennessee, Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith knew it would soon make its way to his team facility. The reason for that is the conversation started with Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, a former..." June 01

  • Marcus Mariota explains how he feels about mentoring rookie QBs

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Mariota is one veteran quarterback who firmly believes in mentoring the next generation. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback made clear he wants to mentor rookie Desmond Ridder as he assumes the job of starter. Mariota argued that, to him, veteran quarterbacks mentoring rookies is..." May 28

  • Falcons' Marcus Mariota Says He'll 'Absolutely' Mentor Rookie Desmond Ridder

    Bleacher Report "Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota told reporters that he will "absolutely" mentor rookie signal-caller Desmond Ridder when asked about it during a Thursday press conference: "Absolutely. I kind of always view that relationship in the quarterback room..." May 27

  • Terry Fontenot opens door for competition between Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder

    Pro Football Talk "After a dizzying few days that resulted in the failure to trade for quarterback Deshaun Watson and the decision to trade quarterback Matt Ryan, the Falcons signed Marcus Mariota, ostensibly to be the starter. In the third round of last week’s draft, the Falcons added..." May 04

  • Falcons' Marcus Mariota excited to compete for starting role

    The Score "Marcus Mariota is ready to compete for the Atlanta Falcons' starting quarterback job next season. "There is nothing guaranteed," Mariota told team reporter Steve Wyche. "This is just an opportunity. I feel like I have never been handed anything, and..." April 19

  • Falcons head coach Arthur Smith speaks out on early plans for Marcus Mariota

    Clutch Points "On the heels of trading Matt Ryan to the Indianapolis Colts, the Atlanta Falcons came to terms with Marcus Mariota on a two-year deal. The move reunited Mariota with Falcons head coach Arthur Smith. The two worked together in the 2019 season, where Mariota featured at..." March 31

  • Marcus Mariota has to 'carve my own path' after Matt Ryan's run in Atlanta

    ESPN "The Atlanta Falcons need a full-time starting quarterback other than Matt Ryan for the first time since the 2007 season, and Marcus Mariota understands the significance of potentially being that replacement. "Those are big shoes to fill, no..." March 25

  • Falcons' Marcus Mariota eager to get back on the field after having two 'reset' years in Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "This is his first go-around as an Atlanta Falcon, but Marcus Mariota has already been a Falcon during his football career. The Falcons were the name of one of Mariota's youth football teams, which made his recent signing with Atlanta somewhat of a full-circle situation for the..." March 22

  • Falcons agree to terms on two-year contract with QB Marcus Mariota

    Pro Football Rumors "Not long after Marcus Mariota-to-Atlanta smoke emerged, the former No. 2 overall pick has agreed to reunite with Arthur Smith. Mariota agreed to a two-year Falcons deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The Falcons have already announced the deal. The Falcons traded Matt Ryan to..." March 21

  • Marcus Mariota is in discussions with the Falcons

    Sports Talk Atlanta "Mariota is a logical fit for the Falcons; he’s a bridge QB that has played well at times and has familiarity with the coaching staff. Mariota has had troubles with injuries, but he was a solid player for the Titans and a decent backup with the Raiders. It’s yet to be..." March 21

  • 3 best QB options for Colts after Carson Wentz trade

    Clutch Points "The Indianapolis Colts will once again trot out a new face at quarterback in 2022, having offloaded Carson Wentz in a trade with the Washington Commanders on Wednesday. The Colts will now look to replace the veteran under center, and will have a plethora of cap space to work..." March 09

  • Marcus Mariota ‘Best Fit’ to Become Josh Allen’s Backup

    Heavy "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..." February 25

  • Quarterbacks in NFL free agency: Could Mitchell Trubisky, Marcus Mariota be legit starting QB options in 2022?

    ESPN "Selling dreams of big-name quarterback trades is easy in February, but those naps will be disrupted quickly if Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson stay home for another season. Though general managers are more equipped than ever to deal roster capital, the quarterback position..." February 22

  • Raiders: 3 Free Agent Targets To Replace Marcus Mariota

    Raider Ramble "In the 2021 offseason, there was speculation surrounding Marcus Mariota, but in the end, he remained with the Las Vegas Raiders. After a 2022 season where Mariota had some nice moments, everyone’s wondering if he’ll be replaced this offseason. The common thread..." February 11

  • Marcus Mariota Named Possible Replacement If Aaron Rodgers Gets Traded

    Heavy "Though the Las Vegas Raiders haven’t needed him much over the last two seasons, they’ve been fortunate to have a strong backup quarterback in Marcus Mariota. He only saw meaningful action once last season when Derek Carr was injured against the Los Angeles..." February 08