Mariota has earned little buzz despite coming to the open market as a 28-year-old dual-threat quarterback who went 34-29 as a starter between 2016 and 2018. Instead, the hype of the redemption arc slid to…Mitchell Trubisky?
Quick note on a QB not named Wilson or Rodgers: I spoke to a team in the thick of the action for a competitive backup QB in free agency, and they have a firm belief that Mitchell Trubisky will find himself with the New York Giants and competing with Daniel Jones for the starting job.
—Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 8, 2022
There are plenty of reasons not to trust Mariota, a quarterback who couldn’t thrive in a system that made Ryan Tannehill the most effective quarterback in the league. The fact that he can’t even generate “Mike Glennon in 2017” level buzz in the middle of this discussion, however, seems odd. Oregon fans want him in Seattle, but a QB guard doesn’t quite fit the idea of rebuilding the Seahawks.
Who will be Seahawks Week 1 starting at QB? (@betonline_ag)
Drew Lock (-150)
Malik Willis (5/1)
Deshaun Watson (7/1)
Geno Smith (8/1)
Marcus Mariota (12/1)
Mitch Trubisky (12/1)
James Winston (16/1)
Kenny Picket (16/1)
Matt Corral (16/1)
Jimmy G (20/1)
Teddy Bridgewater (20/1)
— Jaime Eisner (@JaimeEisner) March 9, 2022
Instead, he may be stuck waiting for other teams to make moves before one team looks at him, shrugs, and says “sure, he’ll do” after crossing out some of the names. hottest in free agency this spring.