Under the Radar QB Prospects Raiders Should Consider

If we are assuming the Las Vegas Raiders are heading into the 2020 season with incumbent starting quarterback Derek Carr, who’s going to be behind him and how can the team improve its depth?

The Raiders need to have an insurance policy behind Carr for several reasons. Injury is the biggest as Raider Nation remembers what infamously happened in 2016 after the quarterback’s injury.

If general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden want to avoid that scenario, we can be sure they’ll be doing their due diligence at this year’s draft. Many believe the Raiders will pass on quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, and Jacob Eason, which is entirely plausible, but they cannot afford to leave the position completely unattended.

The quarterback candidates

None of these understudies would be immediate starters for the Raiders but can could prove to be intriguing projects under Gruden’s tutelage. Let’s take a look.

  • Anthony Gordon, a Pac-12 product from Washington State, Gordon could benefit sitting on the bench behind Carr while polishing his game and putting on some muscle. His current frame of 6-foot-2 and 199 pounds sounds more like that of wide receiver than quarterback. Noted for his quick release and drive to excel, Gordon has NFL potential written all over him with noticeable arm strength. One positive that should excite Raider Nation is how poise he is in the pocket, a true gunslinger if you will. Maybe Gruden could turn this kid into a potentially explosive NFL quarterback one day.
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3 months ago

Hello Raider Ramble

Coming over from another site that seems to be dying due to some kind of California law, I don’t understand. There is quite a large group of us and was wondering if y’all would be willing to have us? In fairness, I must warn you, we are load, obnoxious, opinionated, know better, and are always right.

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3 months ago

Would we do just as well trying to develop Peterman or Kizer? Not that I think they are going to be good, just that they may be a little further along than these potential late round fliers.