Raiders Football

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Las Vegas Raiders stands on the field during warmups before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 26-25. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Marcus Mariota has agreed to take a pay cut to remain as backup quarterback for a second season for the Las Vegas Raiders. Mariota had been due to be paid $10.5 million in the second year of his contract with the team after making $7.5 million last year. The Raiders were unwilling to pay that much for Mariota to be Derek Carr’s backup and reached agreement to bring him back on a cheaper deal. NFL Network reported that Mariota will be paid $3.5 million this season with a chance to increase the deal to $8 million with incentives.