One final option that Tampa Bay should consider is another free agent. While he hasn’t exactly been consistent and he hasn’t even been a starter for a few seasons, Marcus Mariota might be an intriguing option for any franchise that needs a quarterback who is able to maintain a team’s current level of success.
The Heisman Trophy winner hasn’t always had a fun time in the NFL and he hasn’t been a starting quarterback in recent years, but Mariota has been able to rest while with the Las Vegas Raiders and if he can be signed to the right sort of contract, he could be a good option for some teams.
Mariota was drafted by the Tennessee Titans and while he lacked consistency, he flashed some potential there.
Through the seven seasons that he has been in the NFL, Mariota has played in 74 games and has thrown for 13,437 yards and 77 touchdowns. Mariota has thrown 45 interceptions, but he completes 62.8 percent of his passes.
Those aren’t phenomenal numbers, but there are worse options available out there.
More than likely, the biggest thing a potential deal with Mariota comes down to is how expensive he is. He wasn’t exactly a great starter with the Titans and he hasn’t really had much playing time since leaving Nashville. If a team like the Buccaneers could get him on a decent deal, then Mariota might make sense.
Even if Mariota isn’t great, he’s at least someone that could help give Trask some more time before Tampa Bay hands the keys to the younger quarterback.