The Oakland Raiders are one of the NFL‘s most desperate franchises. Let’s be honest: if the Raiders’ organization was a girl it would be the one who just has to impress everyone she meets no matter how annoying and desperate she may come across. Oakland’s days of being a respectable NFL franchise are long gone, which means it’s going to take some time for second-year general manager Reggie McKenzie to pull the Raiders out of the cellar.
Now, before the Raiders can escape from this deep, dark hole of ineptitude they must first find a quarterback for at least the next few seasons.
Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin both took snaps for the Raiders in 2013, but both failed to make a great case as to why they deserved Oakland’s starting position. Therefore, the rumor mill is churning as Matt Schaub is the most recent name to have his name entered in the Raiders’ supposed hunt for a signal-caller.
Sure, Schaub threw four more interceptions than touchdowns last year, but anyone who saw Carson Palmer with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 knows what a simple change of scenery can do. So while Schaub’s disturbing habit of throwing interceptions for touchdowns might a red-flag to some, the Raiders should feel no remorse for kicking the tires on a quarterback who was at an All-Pro level this time last year.