Report: Marcus Mariota got no-trade clause in new Raiders contract

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Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota took a steep pay cut in the contract he agreed to this week, but he did get something out of the deal: A no-trade clause.

Mariota’s new contract has the no-trade clause that his old contract did not, according to Greg A. Bedard.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Mariota couldn’t be traded, but it does mean the Raiders can’t trade him without his permission. So if a team in playoff contention loses its starting quarterback, Mariota might waive the no-trade clause to go somewhere that he could start and win games. But the Raiders can’t unload him to a team he doesn’t want to play for.

The Raiders attempted to trade Mariota under his old deal, on which he was going to make $10.725 million. Under his new deal, Mariota makes just $3.5 million for this season, with incentives that could make that up to $8 million. His new contract might make him more attractive to trading partners, but only if Mariota will go along.

9 responses to “Report: Marcus Mariota got no-trade clause in new Raiders contract

  1. I believe Mariota when he says he’s happy to be a Raider, perhaps the no trade clause is meant to accomplish just that.. no trade.

  2. He was ready to go when he was called on in game 15 last year, and played really well. He may just be the best backup QB in the league (and could be starting for a few). With the Raiders trading away 3 of their 5 OL, the backup will need to be there.

  3. How could a true competitor with this much ability lack a desire for a leadership role as a starter somewhere???

  4. Fair enough to get him that cheap it’s worth it, and of a trade somehow materializes he can choose to go or stay.

  5. His overall goal off getting a starter’s gig next season with huge Cap increases will more than make up lost revenue this season. Good move for him. Good for the Raiders to have a top quality backup. Most teams would love to have this exact situation for backup QB.

  6. Great move by Raiders, great backup and if a situation arises they may be able to get a 1st round draft pick for him and if they can’t get that, keep him.

  7. He got paid to sit on the bench and backup a QB worse than him. He’s playing that inexperienced GM in Mayock like a fiddle!

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