And so the search begins.
Just moments after quarterback Matt Flynn was released by the Oakland Raiders, nfl.com reports that the Raiders plan on working out former Miami Dolphin and Washington Redskins quarterback Pat White.
While White, if he were to be signed, would have no chance at the starting job, a position now firmly held by Terrelle Pryor, he could be a quality depth move in wake of the Matt Flynn fiasco. White has a similar skill set as Pryor, and his mobility would certainly allow the Raiders to run the same offense if Pryor went down, something they may not be able to do with current backup, undrafted rookie Matt McGloin.
However, the 27-year-old White has had a tumultuous NFL career. Prior to this offseason with the Washington Redskins, he was playing minor league Baseball with the Kansas City Royals and Miami Marlins. He was originality drafted in the second round out of West Virginia by the Miami Dolphins, where he failed to be a key to the Dolphins’ “Wildcat 2.0.”
Over the last week, the Raiders have attempted to make a number of moves to bring stability to the QB position. In addition to White, they have brought in veteran David Carr for a tryout. It was also believed they made an effort to sign Josh Freeman.