Mariota, that signed a two-year, $17.6 million free-agent contract with the Raiders past March, has been scheduled to earn $10.625 million in base wages in 2021 while taking a salary cap amount of $15.35 million.
NFL Network was first to report that the restructured deal, a one-year contract worth $3.5 million who will top out at $8 billion when incentives are satisfied.
The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and the No. 2 overall selection of the 2015 draft, Mariota coped with myriad shoulder and ankle injuries in training camp and began the season on injured reserve.
Mariota, 27, has become the topic of much cut or trade speculation that this offseason, but the QB marketplace appears to have dried up as of late.
“I am just excited to become a Raider,” Mariota, a Hawaii native, informed KHON-TV on Tuesday. “Everyone speaks about Las Vegas being the ninth [Hawaiian] island and for me personally, this is the nearest I will get to playing for my hometown. In itself was only such a particular opportunity and I am just excited to return and get ready to go.”
Mariota was asked about taking a paycut.
“I believe in the end of the afternoon, I just concentrate on controlling everything I could control, and that is the product over the area,” he explained. “So, each and every day that I wake up, I train, I prepare to go and in the very end of the day we are blessed to play with this sport for a living. A good deal people make a great sum of money and for me personally, I just enjoy playing with the sport. Along with the excitement, the chance to become a Raider, type of overcame all that.
“To be here in Vegas, for part of the business meant a good deal more to me personally and I am excited to have the ability to return.”