For a few months, we’ve heard rumors that the Oakland Raiders front office prefers to run with a ‘stop gap’ quarterback rather than draft a young signal caller with the fifth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The trade for former Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub seems to echo such a sentiment and now the San Francisco Chronicle says the Raiders ‘aren’t in love’ with any of the top quarterback prospects, further fueling those rumors.
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, Olson and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo have been on a nationwide tour of college pro days, seeing if there was a quarterback worthy of the team’s No. 5 overall pick in the draft. This week alone, they have traveled to see Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Derek Carr. It is safe to say that they are not in love with any of them.
In love or not, safe to say the Raiders are doing their due diligence (understandably) on the quarterback market. Remains to be seen how they’ll move forward, especially with the addition of Schaub.