2. Chicago Bears
This might be the best-case scenario for Mariota if he wants to start in the NFL again, as long as the stars align.
Mitchell Trubisky statistically had a solid year last season, throwing for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, while leading the Bears to an NFC North division title for the first time since 2010, earning a Pro Bowl appearance all the while.
This season, Trubisky has been extremely underwhelming in the games he has played, going 67-of-103 for 579 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in three starts before he suffered a shoulder injury in Week 3 against the Vikings.
Matt Nagy did not draft Trubisky; he became the head coach in 2018 after the firing of John Fox.
That being said, Trubisky will have to come back and play extremely well for him not to be on the hot seat as the Bears starting quarterback, which could open up a chance for Mariota to come into Chicago as the backup quarterback and possible dethrone Trubisky as the Bears starter.
By the way, do you know who the Bears’ offensive coordinator is?
Mark Helfrich, the man who coached Marcus Mariota for three years back in college (one as an offensive coordinator, two as a head coach).
That probably doesn’t mean anything, though.