Since it was announced that Ben Roethlisberger was being suspended for 4-6 games (depending on behavior) there has been many rumors that he is on Oakland's radar. So far, only "sources" have said that this trade is likely.
Flashback: Donovan McNabb said that "sources" were a bad source of information in his conference after his trade to the Redskins. The "sources" said that McNabb would retire or block a trade to Oakland if the trade was made. McNabb said he would have been at workouts to learn the offense and meet his new team.
Present: This McNabb situation was a couple weeks ago and it seems like a distant memory. People are all talking about "Oh my god, Big Ben is coming to Oakland." If the Raiders wanted a QB they could have taken McNabb because apparently McNabb had a much lower asking price (top 40) than Ben (top 10).
Now, Ben is better than McNabb. 2-0 on the Super Bowl rings and Ben is younger with more left in the tank, but why would the Raiders ship away a top 10 pick to bring in a QB who will have a poor supporting cast, except for Zach Miller.
I think the Raiders will keep the #8 pick and go offensive line. Bulaga, Williams and Campbell are the big 3 on Oakland's board and one of them will be in silver and black for 2010. One man who won't be in silver and black: Ben Roethlisberger.