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Falcons to sign Marcus Mariota Former No. 2 overall pick agrees

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    March 14, 2024 7:36 AM EDT

    The are making a change at quarterback for the first time since 2008, as they dealt to the Babe Ruth Jersey in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick, as confirmed by CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The writing on the wall became clear when the franchise pursued , which initiated the breakup with Ryan. Just hours after the Ryan trade was reported, they had agreed to terms on a two-year deal with former backup quarterback . Mariota , according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.Mariota spent time with current Falcons head coach Arthur Smith from 2015-19 with the . The former No. 2 overall pick has spent the past two seasons with the Raiders, and has thrown Rusney Castillo Jersey for 230 yards, one touchdown and Blank Jersey one interception in 11 games played.Smith was promoted from tight ends coach to offensive coordinator with the Titans in 2019, which was the same year Mariota was benched in favor of . It proved to be the right move, as Tannehill immediately stepped in and led the Titans to the AFC Championship game. However, Mariota is due for another opportunity to lead a franchise, and reuniting with a familiar face could make the transition easier.The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner has showed flashes of stardom in the past. Back in 2016, Mariota threw for a career-high 3,426 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions while going 8-7 as the starter Wade Boggs Jersey . He went 9-6 the following year and won his first playoff game over the . Things began to trend downward after that, however. Mariota is an athletic quarterback who is just 28-years-old, but Martin Perez Jersey injuries have been a major thorn in his side. Mariota still has not played a full season in seven years, but could be an underrated quarterback addition in what has been a wild offseason.