Marcus Mariota makes his return to help out the run game.
With a matchup against the Denver Broncos on the horizon, the Las Vegas Raiders are back to full strength at the quarterback position. Marcus Mariota has been activated off injured reserve and might see his first action since Week 1.
Mariota has struggled to stay healthy since he joined the Raiders. Raider nation will feel more confident now if Derek Carr goes down (a few might be excited) to have security that can hold the fort while the starter is out.
Even with Carr healthy, Mariota can help the offense in short-yardage with his legs on inside zone reads. Greg Olson is experienced using these concepts with Terrel Pryor and even deployed it with Blake Bortles during his time with the Jaguars.
Hopefully, we see Carr and Mariota both score touchdowns vs. the Broncos at Mile High.
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