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.