Not since Nick Papagiorgio — aka Rusty Griswold from the film “Vegas Trip” starring Chevy Chase — has somebody taken Las Vegas by storm and profited practically $1 million in a single evening like Marcus Mariota simply did within the Week 15 opener. In opposition to the Chargers on Thursday evening, the Raiders quarterback was thrust into motion within the first quarter after starter Derek Carr suffered a groin harm that sidelined him for the remainder of the sport. As a result of the harm occurred with three full quarters to play, that opened the door for Mariota to not solely see important taking part in time however earn a severe elevate within the course of.
This offseason, Mariota inked a two-year, $17.6 million contract to hitch Las Vegas and again up Carr. As Discipline Yates of ESPN factors out, there’s an incentive to Maritoa’s contact that if he performs greater than 60% of the snaps in any recreation in 2020, he earns a crisp $200K. That payday may have reached $325K had the Raiders received, however Justin Herbert’s goal-line plunge in time beyond regulation booted any likelihood of that further $125K touchdown in Mariota’s pocket.
Do not feel too dangerous for him although as his base wage for 2021 has now elevated by $625K due to taking part in in additional than 60% of their offensive snaps on this matchup as effectively. Meaning, Mariota made round $825K for his efforts towards Los Angeles. Not too shabby for a Thursday evening out in Vegas.
Regardless of being on the dropping finish, Mariota was extraordinarily spectacular and practically had the Raiders pulling out the win. The previous No. 2 general choose accomplished over 60% of his throws for 226 yards, a landing, and an interception. He additionally rushed for a game-high 88 yards and added one other rating together with his legs. Whereas quite a bit could also be made about this fast cash-grab towards Los Angeles following Carr’s harm, this efficiency may even result in an even bigger payout if some quarterback-needy workforce this offseason sees Mariota as a possible starter for them in 2021. At that time, it might be protected to say he is on a heater.