Marcus Mariota (8) and Derek Carr (4) are now teammates with the Raiders. Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Mariota: Raiders are Derek Carr's team

Marcus Mariota was among the big free-agent quarterbacks this offseason, but he wasn't necessarily looking for a starting position.

The 26-year-old said he had two priorities heading into the free-agent market: One was to find stability, and the second was to find a team that would bring out the best in him, according to KHON2.

The "cherry on top," Mariota said, was the fact he would be much closer to his native Hawaii playing for the Raiders in Las Vegas.

While he could receive up to $37.5 million over two years with his incentives, Mariota fully believes he will be Derek Carrs' backup in Las Vegas, and he's fine with that.

“First and foremost this is Derek’s team, and I understand that. I understand that going in," Mariota said, according to KHON. "For me my priorities going into free agency was to be a part of a team that I felt could bring out the best in me and whatever happens, whatever comes to that, I’m ready for, but I do know that to play starting quarterback in the NFL, to be at that spot is not any easy job to do, and I think when it comes down to it, a strong, stable, supportive quarterback room makes that job a whole lot easier. That’s what we have to do. I’m going to do my best to support Derek in every possible way that I can and along with that I’m just going to try to become the best player that I can be and see where that takes me.”

Carr is slightly more proven than Mariota with six seasons under his belt. However, Mariota has plenty of experience himself. He has a 62.9 completion percentage, 13,207 yards and 76 passing touchdowns in five seasons, along with one playoff victory as a starter — something Carr doesn't have.

If Carr can't compete for whatever reason, Mariota will be ready to step in.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90



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1960-1961
Tom Flores
1962
Cotton Davidson
1963
Tom Flores
1964
Cotton Davidson
1965-1966
Tom Flores
1967-1972
Daryle Lamonica
1973-1979
Ken Stabler
1980
Jim Plunkett
1981
Marc Wilson
1982-1983
Jim Plunkett
1984-1985
Marc Wilson
1986
Jim Plunkett
1987
Marc Wilson
1988
Jay Schroeder
1989
Steve Beuerlein
1990-1992
Jay Schroeder
1993-1996
Jeff Hostetler
1997
Jeff George
1998
Donald Hollas
1999-2003
Rich Gannon
2004-2005
Kerry Collins
2006
Andrew Walter
2007
Daunte Culpepper
2008-2009
JaMarcus Russell
2010
Jason Campbell
2011-2012
Carson Palmer
2013
Terrelle Pryor
2014-2018
Derek Carr

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