Raiders’ Marcus Mariota Reportedly Drawing ‘Legitimate’ Trade Interest

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It’s rare to have trade rumors surrounding two quarterbacks on your roster, but that’s exactly the situation the Las Vegas Raiders find themselves in at the moment as teams around the league are calling about Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota.

According to Ian Rapoport, “several teams” have picked up the phone to inquire about both Mariota and Carr.

“They’ve had several teams call, plenty of teams call on their quarterback,” Rapoport said on ‘NFL Now.’ “But not just Derek Carr. Teams are interested in Derek Carr, but I know it would be incredibly expensive if the Raiders dealt him. It doesn’t sound like they’ve hung up the phone but I don’t get the sense they want to deal him either.

“Marcus Mariota is getting trade interest as well. It is possible that one Raiders quarterback is traded and it’s not Derek Carr. Because there’s legitimate and real interest in Mariota.”

Mariota only took the field once for Las Vegas last season throwing for 226 yards and a touchdown in an overtime loss to the Chargers in Week 15 after taking over for an injured Carr. It’s clear that brief appearance made an impression on some teams around the league on the lookout for a quarterback.

The former Titan is owed $11.35 million next season and could prove to be a solid pick up with that sort of price tag. Carr is signed through the 2022 season carrying a cap-hit of over $21 million through the next two seasons.