It only took one game, but the Raiders quarterback depth chart is already being revamped.
Backup quarterback Marcus Mariota came in for one play – a 31-yard rush – in the team’s 33-27 overtime win in Week 1, but made his quad worse in the process.
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Now, Mariota will be missing several weeks after being placed in the casualty reserve.
The Oregon graduate signed a two-year, $ 17.6 million contract with the Raiders ahead of the 2020 season, but only appeared in two games for silver and black and did not appear in double-digit games in one season since 2018, when he was with the Titans.
Las Vegas travels to Pittsburgh for their Week 2 clash against the Steelers, who also scored late-game Week 1 exploits against Buffalo thanks to impressive defensive performances from TJ Watt and Cam Heyward.
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The Raiders will also be without star running back Josh Jacobs and two of the team’s anchors on the defensive line – Yannick Ngakoue and Carl Nassib – are listed as questionable ahead of Heinz Field.
Pittsburgh could also miss two impact defensive players – Devin Bush and Joe Haden.
With Mariota’s injury Nathan Peterman will take on the replacement role, although he probably won’t see much time as Derek Carr has played and started all 111 games of his career, while Peterman has only played one. game for the Raiders since his arrival. 2018.