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Mariota was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on October 30, 1993, to parents Alana Deppe-Mariota and Toa Mariota. He is the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.

Mariota made history in 2014 when he won the Heisman Trophy as a junior while also representing the University of Oregon.

Marcus Mariota

Beginning in his second season as the team’s starting quarterback after the Titans had only won five games combined in the previous two seasons, Mariota led the franchise to three consecutive winning seasons, the most since the team was known as the Houston Oilers.

Halfway through the 2019 season, the team benched him and Ryan Tannehill, who they had acquired through trade earlier in the summer, took over as the starting quarterback.

The following year, Mariota joined the Las Vegas Raiders and served as Derek Carr’s backup before joining the Falcons in 2022.

Mariota and the Atlanta Falcons reached a two-year, $18.75 million contract on March 21, 2022. He presently wears jersey number #1 and is the team’s quarterback.

Who Drafted Marcus Mariota?

Marcus Mariota was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Mariota served as the team’s starting quarterback for Oregon from 2012 to 2014 while he was a collegiate football player there.