Marcus Mariota may not have won the game for the Raiders on Thursday Night Football, despite his best efforts.
But, the former Oregon Ducks quarterback left TNF a big winner.
The Las Vegas Raiders back-up quarterback cashed in on incentives included in his contract.
According to ESPN's Field Yates, Mariota stood to make close to $1M in incentives:
Via Yates, Mariota will earn $200,000 whenever he plays more than 60% of the Raiders’ snaps in a game. He will get paid $325,000 if the Raiders win that game. All of this is on top of the $7.5M he earns annually as the NFL's highest paid back-up quarterback.
Additionally, by playing in at least 60% of the snaps in any single game in 2020 bumped Mariota’s 2021 salary up by $625,000.
If you're doing the math, Mariota earned an extra $825k in bonus money.
The Raiders turned to Mariota after Derek Carr suffered a groin injury in the first quarter against the Chargers.
Mariota threw for 226 yards on 17 completed passes. He had 1 TD passing and 1 TD rushing and was the Raiders leading rusher with 88 yards.
Mariota probably isn’t done cashing in this season on incentives, either.
Mariota will be able to earn an additional $325k if the Raiders beat the Dolphins and he's QB1.
It sounds like Mariota owes his agent a "thank you" call today, because that's a sweet deal!