It took only one play, however the Raiders depth chart at quarterback is already being shuffled.
Backup quarterback Marcus Mariota got here in for one play — a 31-yard run — within the staff’s 33-27 time beyond regulation victory in Week 1, however aggravated his quad within the course of.
Now, Mariota will miss a number of weeks after being positioned on injured reserve.
The Oregon grad signed a two-year, $17.6 million take care of the Raiders forward of the 2020 season, however has appeared in simply two video games for the silver and black and hasn’t appeared in double digit video games in a season since 2018 when he was with the Titans.
Las Vegas travels to Pittsburgh for its Week 2 matchup towards the Steelers, who additionally received on some late recreation heroics in Week 1 towards Buffalo due to spectacular defensive performances from T.J. Watt and Cam Heyward.
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The Raiders will even be with out star working again Josh Jacobs and two of the staff’s anchors on the defensive position — Yannick Ngakoue and Carl Nassib — are listed as questionable heading into Heinz Area.
Pittsburgh may additionally miss two affect defensive gamers — Devin Bush and Joe Haden.
With Mariota’s damage, Nathan Peterman will step into the backup position, although he possible will not see a lot time as Derek Carr has performed in and began all 111 video games of his profession, whereas Peterman has performed only one recreation for the Raiders since becoming a member of in 2018.