After the first full week of padded practice, Gregg Rosenthal spotlights winners and losers at training camps across the NFL. Gil Brandt ranks the five most and least enviable quarterback situations across the NFL in In , having a backup plan is vital. Where do the rookies slot in? With NFL teams holding their first padded practices of this week, Dan Hanzus explores the league to identify who's up and who's down through the early going of training camp. Check out the updated Power Rankings.
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He played college football at Oregon , where he was the starting quarterback from to As a Junior in , Mariota became the first University of Oregon player, as well as the first Hawaii -born athlete, to win the Heisman Trophy. Beginning with his second season as starting quarterback for the Titans, who had only won five games in the previous two seasons, he led the team to three consecutive winning seasons, their most since the team was known as the Houston Oilers. Mariota was born in Honolulu, Hawaii , on October 30, , to Alana Deppe-Mariota and Toa Mariota; he is of Samoan descent on his father's side and German descent on his mother's side. He grew up admiring the quarterback play of fellow Samoan Jeremiah Masoli , who was also a standout quarterback at the Saint Louis School and the University of Oregon.
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The Raiders are paying Mariota a salary in some say is worthy of a starting quarterback. They wanted a solid backup quarterback to push starter Derek Carr and to have a quarterback capable of helping them win games in case Carr struggles or is injured during the season. Signing him to a moderate deal was a wise decision, as we estimate Mariota to produce at the level of an average starter roughly one out of three times. Mariota reportedly has struggled in training camp, with accuracy and learning a new offense the primary issues. Arnold geoffreyCarnold. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. All rights reserved About Us. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Ad Choices.
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