When the Oakland Raiders begin their quest towards rapid improvement, the quarterback position should concern fans. Outside of Derek Carr, the depth chart straight up scares me. In any other year two rebuild, the backup quarterback slot does not mean that much. However, playing one last season in Oakland, those fans deserve to see a winner. After years of atrocious play, the Raiders need to leave the Bay Area on the highest of note. Be that as it may, the health of Derek Carr must remain great for any chance at any sort of bounce-back season. Below, you will find a depth chat that details what the Raiders will feature in camp.
How many quarterbacks set personal highs for completion percentage and yards, yet stuill catches grief. If you are honest, Carr, to an extent, deserves both praise and criticism. First, he did take to Jon Gruden’s offense like a fish to watch. In addition, looking at who he threw to late in the season should afford him praises. However, missing seemed to be the ability to stretch the defense. On a couple of throws, either Carr’s deep ball sailed or drifted, lacking the zip needed. With all that said, the Raiders will need him in 2019. A healthy, productive Carr can reside among very good quarterbacks in the NFL. His 2016 season proved that, under the right circumstances, he will thrive. Blocking failed him mightily. To fix that, the Raiders signed Trent Brown to occupy a tackle spot.
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If he enters a game, let it be a blowout or kneel down. For a quarterback that sports six touchdowns and five picks over a five-year span, Glennon stays employed. Granted, his height makes him appear like a quarterback. Meanwhile, his 6.5 yards per attempt during his career paints him like a game manager. With so many other options available, why the Raiders looked his way remains a mystery.
During the 2017 NFL Draft season, then-analyst Jon Gruden praised Peterman’s composure. When he arrived in Buffalo, opponents praised his catchable passes. In eight career games, Peterman can claim twelve interceptions. Granted, if he sees the field, all is lost. If Plan 1 or B fails, this needs to be Plan Y.
Now, looking at who sits above him, Jones could actually fit the Raiders. Jones caddied in Pittsburgh and presents as more of a confident passer than either Peterman or Glennon. In all honesty, fans need to root for him to enjoy an excellent preseason. More importantly, Jones will test the deep parts of the field with an unflinching faith in his throw. The Raiders should give him the bulk of the backup reps.
Given these points, the Raiders need Derek Carr to perform well, also stay healthy. Of the other three, Jones would vie Oakland the best chance to secure a win in Carr’s absence.
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