5 dark horse quarterback targets the New Orleans Saints should look at

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 13: Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 runs to the locker room following warmups against the Indianapolis Colts at Allegiant Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 13: Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 runs to the locker room following warmups against the Indianapolis Colts at Allegiant Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota was a high draft pick coming out of the University of Oregon in 2015. The Tennessee Titans had high hopes for the Hawaiian native. However, the team that was built around him was never built to be a winning team.

During his first four years, Mariota ended up 27-28. A very mediocre start to his career. However, in those years he did throw for over 2,500 yards in every season and threw as high as 3,400 in one season. He also added over 10 touchdowns per season as well.

During his fifth and last season in Tennessee, he was replaced mid-season with Ryan Tannehill and he never got another contract in Tennessee. Between a mounting injury history, a poor offensive line, and multiple coaching changes, things were never in Mariota’s favor.

Last year, as a backup for Derek Carr, we got to see a little of what Mariota is still like. He started one game and threw 17 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown. Oh, and Mariota went 1-0. Does he still have a starting-quality play in him?

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