4 backup quarterback candidates for the Cardinals in 2022

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Marcus Mariota

2021 Team: Las Vegas Raiders

Superstardom appeared to be ahead for Marcus Mariota back in 2015 when the University of Oregon product was the second-overall pick of the NFL Draft. While the 6-foot-4, 222-pounder ultimately fizzled out as a starting quarterback, the athletic Mariota is now regarded as one of the league’s most-accomplished backups.

The former Tennessee Titans starter and Murray share a very similar style. Mariota possesses a very capable arm, and he is extremely mobile as well.

Mariota made regular-season 63 starts with the Titans, including two in the postseason. The 28-year-old has amassed 13,437 yards and 77 touchdowns through the air in addition to 1,574 yards and 13 scores on the ground in his 74 pro appearances.