The Oakland Raiders (3-8) aren't quite where they expected to be at this point in the season. After finishing 2011 with eight wins, contention in the AFC West was on their minds.
Mired in a four-game losing streak—none even close contests—the Raiders should now use the rest of 2012 to figure out who deserves to stay and who should be sent packing in preparation for next season.
Quarterback Carson Palmer would be a good starting point.
Since being acquired from the Cincinnati Bengals, Palmer has failed to deliver in Oakland. Though all shouldn't fall on his shoulders, the NFL thrives on the leadership of the quarterback position—regardless of what team or situation he finds himself in.
With no viable in-house candidates, here are five signal-callers the Raiders should look at to replace Palmer in 2013.