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.