ormer Falcons’ QB Marcus Mariota reached agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year, $5 million deal worth up to $8 million, per source. Mariota is expected to be the Eagles’ No. 2 QB this season.

Marcus Mariota will be a backup for last season’s NFC East champs. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles and previous Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota have actually apparently consented to terms on a one-year, $5 million offer which $3 million in rewards, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Mariota, 29, is anticipated to presume the backup quarterback function behind Jalen Hurts.

Last season, Mariota began 13 video games for the Falcons. Before then, he had not began a video game because 109 with the Tennessee Titans. In his starts for Atlanta, he tossed for 2,219 lawns, 15 goals and 9 interceptions in 13 starts. Before 2022, Mariota hadn’t began a video game because 2019 with the Titans.

Ahead of Week 15, head coach Arthur Smith revealed that the group made a “performance-based” choice to bench Mariota for third-round novice Desmond Ridder. Mariota then went through knee surgical treatment and was put on hurt reserve, although Smith appeared to question the timing, by means of the The Athletic, stating Mariota’s knee was “nothing that has been an issue this season, but that’s [his] prerogative so … ”

Mariota was released on Feb. 28. The Eagles will be his fourth team since being the No. 2 selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Back then, former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly didn’t see his team trade up and select Marcus Mariota as he’d hoped.

He played for the Titans from 2015 through 2019, before they turned to Ryan Tannehill. Mariota then signed with the Raiders and spent two years with Las Vegas serving as Derek Carr’s backup.

The Eagles saw success with Hurts last season. They posted a 14-3 record in 2022, winning the NFC East and advancing to Super Bowl LVII before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.

When Hurts injured his shoulder in the third quarter of a Week 15 win over the Bears, Backup Gardner Minshew started in his place against the Dallas Cowboys and went 24-of-40 for 355 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in that loss.

In two seasons with the Eagles, Minshew saw nine games and four starts, throwing for 1,102 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Thursday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the quarterback agreed to terms with the Indianapolis Colts. The 26-year-old will likely reprise his backup role. The Colts recently released veteran quarterback Matt Ryan and are expected to use their No. 4 pick to select a quarterback in next month’s draft.

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