Marcus Mariota Earns Raiders Bonus By Replacing Injured Derek Carr; this is how much he did


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Since Nick Papagiorgio – aka Rusty Griswold from the movie “Vegas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase – no one has stormed Las Vegas and enjoyed nearly a million dollars in one night like Marcus Mariota has just done during of the Week 15 opener. Against the Chargers on Thursday night, the Raiders quarterback was put into action in the first quarter after starter Derek Carr suffered a groin injury that put him on hold. gap for the rest of the match. Because the injury occurred with three full quarters left to play, it opened the door for Mariota not only to see significant playing time, but also to earn a serious raise in the process.

This offseason, Mariota signed a two-year, $ 17.6 million contract to join Las Vegas and support Carr. As Champ Yates d’ESPN points out that Maritoa’s touch is prompted that if he plays more than 60% of the snaps in any game in 2020, he earns $ 200,000. That payday could have reached $ 325,000 if the Raiders had won, but Justin Herbert’s drop to the goal line in overtime sparked any chance of an extra $ 125,000 landing in Mariota’s pocket.

Don’t feel too bad for him as his base salary for 2021 has now increased by $ 625K thanks to over 60% of their offensive shots in this game. This means that Mariota earned around $ 825,000 for her efforts against Los Angeles. Not too shabby for a Thursday night in Vegas.

Despite being on the losing side, Mariota was extremely impressive and almost took the victory away from the Raiders. The former No. 2 overall pick completed over 60% of his throws for 226 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for a top 88 yards and added another score with his legs. While a lot can be done about this quick cash grab against Los Angeles after Carr’s injury, that performance could even lead to a bigger win if a needy quarterback this offseason sees Mariota as a potential starter for them in 2021. At this point, it would be safe to say he’s on a radiator.


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