Oakland Raiders’ Passing Game Looks Promising

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Jun 17, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterbacks Matt Schaub (8) and Derek Carr (4) throw passes at minicamp at Raiders Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders’ passing game was ranked No.24 in the NFL while it was No. 28 in passer rating last year. So they addressed it with the signing of Matt Schaub in free agency and drafting of Derek Carr in the second round. And even though I am as enamored with Carr as owner Mark Davis is, I’m pretty comfortable with the direction of the Raiders’ passing game no matter which one is the starter.

With the most important part of the passing game taken care of, many expected the Raiders to get some targets to throw to. After all, every top passing game in the NFL has a No.1 receiver, deep threat, pass-catching tight end and slot receiver. Despite not doing much this offseason, the Raiders have all those things and then some as their passing game looks promising for 2014.

Turn the page to see how.