Marcus Mariota Odds: The Raiders are Ready to Trade
The quarterback carousel this offseason has been wild and it is only going to get better. Matthew Stafford is already on a new team and everyone is watching Deshaun Watson. But what about quarterbacks like Cam Newton, Sam Darnold, and Marcus Mariota? Stay tuned because the news is about to break.
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Marcus Mariota Odds
Update Feb 23, 2021
Market Drying up?
At one point Mariota being traded was all but a guarantee, but now things have changed It’s all about his contract. Have you seen the odds on the Patriot’s next quarterback? I don’t believe it.
Rapsheet says teams are worried about the starter incentives in Mariota’s contract and the trade market for him is drying up. Even better for the #Patriots if he’s released, IMO. https://t.co/T0ApVCy2sJ
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) February 24, 2021
Are you telling me that teams are just looking at his contract now? I would imagine that is the first thing that teams look at when they are going to trade for a player. Instead, I think that this news is being reported to get teams off of Mariota, and according to what I am hearing it is now a two-team race for his services between the Bears and the Patriots.
According to the odds on the Patriot’s next QB, they will get Mariota.
Update Feb 22, 2021
Raiders Keepin Carr?
Over the last few weeks, there is serious speculation on the quarterbacks playing for the Raiders. The team is receiving calls on both Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota, but according to the latest rumors, there is only one that they are willing to trade. They are keeping Carr.
Derek Carr’s future in Las Vegas is soon to be extended as the 29 year old closes in on a new contract w/ the #Raiders. Carr holds a 5 year, $160M projection in our system currently. https://t.co/jafV97SbP5
— Spotrac (@spotrac) February 22, 2021
That almost assures that the Raiders will part ways with Mariota. They want to get the value before it disappears. The one team pushing for the deal to happen is the Chicago Bears. The Patriots are involved, but it’s Chicago that is pushing the hardest if you believe the odds.
Here are the latest Marcus Mariota trade odds and where he will play next season
Marcus Mariota traded to the Patriots? (Odds +200, Bet here)
Everyone believes that Marcus Mariota will be headed to New England. The Cam Newton experiment is a failure, but that does not mean they are ready to pick up another QB. But a player like Mariota can be had for a relatively cheap price. So naturally, everyone believes he will be the next quarterback
ESPN’s Field Yates guesses Marcus Mariota will be Patriots’ QB in 2021 https://t.co/kMEoUfHXRS
— Susan in NH (@sportybabe) February 20, 2021
Marcus Mariota traded to the Bears? (Odds +1200, Bet here)
But what about the Bears? After all, they need a QB and this will be a way to improve the position without spending too much. Believe it or not, the Bears have ties to Mariota and he may be the perfect fit for a team that desperately needs a quarterback.
— Erik Lambert (@ErikLambert1) February 17, 2021
Marcus Mariota traded to the Washington Football Team? (Odds +800, Bet here)
This is the trade that makes the most sense. Washington is moving on from Alex Smith and Mariota will thrive under a Ron Rivera system. He has had success with an offense that capitalizes on a mobile QB and this is a match made in heaven.
Got some questions on Marcus Mariota’s contract, which is important IF Washington trades for him (pertains to any team of course). He has escalator clauses that bump up his deal. So here’s a thread on the breakdown of his deal this year courtesy of @ESPNStatsInfo:
— John Keim (@john_keim) February 16, 2021
The contract and other details may be an issue, but if there is one team that can make this marriage work it is the Washington Football team.