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Raiders’ Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota working together in Las Vegas

Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota, Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders managed to get a surplus of talent under center this offseason by bringing in Marcus Mariota to back up Derek Carr. It appears the two have already found a way to get acquainted despite the restrictions placed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Carr and Mariota were spotted getting a workout in together and even took some time to sign autographs for Raiders fans, via Vincent Sapienza of Fox 5:

There has been plenty of speculation regarding a potential quarterback competition for the Raiders heading into the 2020 NFL season. Fortunately, the pair have clearly managed to block out all the noise by putting in some work together with training camp just a month away.

The Raiders have given little indication that they plan stray from Carr as the starter to begin the season. Of course, this will not prevent Mariota from making his case following a failed stint with the Tennessee Titans. This kind of competition is precisely what the team intended in their efforts to improve the play under center.

The Raiders will also have some much-needed security with two viable quarterbacks at their disposal. After all, this had become a point of emphasis for them last offseason when they opted to carry four quarterbacks on the roster leading up to the 2019 campaign. They have since managed to change their approach with what they hope is quality over quantity in the form of Mariota.

Carr and Mariota will have the luxury of getting to work with an improved supporting cast on offense that features a revamped receiving corps for the Raiders.