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- Matt Schaub
- Matt McGloin
In Matt Schaub, the Raiders have found their veteran quarterback to start and lead the offense for the 2014 season. In fact, if he can get back to the level he played at prior to this past year, that could remain his role for several more seasons to come.
Working under the assumption that Schaub’s down year in 2013 was the outlier in his otherwise impressive career, the Raiders are getting a significant upgrade at the position in many ways.
Behind him is a young player in Matt McGloin with whom, if his rookie season as an undrafted free agent was any indication, the Raiders’ staff should feel fairly comfortable as a back up.
While he did struggle with turnovers at times, as many rookies do, he showcased the ability to move the offense down the field.
Of course, the possibility that the Raiders draft a quarterback this year, and even in the first round, is still quite in play. Even if that does happen, expect that player to sit and learn for at least the first season, while Schaub gets the starting job.
With recent reports surfacing that Terrelle Pryor wishes to be traded, and that the Raiders are looking to do just that prior to the draft, it is unlikely he will be with the team much longer.