53-man Roster Prediction: Quarterbacks
The QB’s: Derek Carr, Matt McGloin, Connor Cook.
That’s it. Those three are the only quarterbacks that have been invited to training camp.
Unlike recents seasons, where the Raiders have seen players such as Garrett Gilbert, Christian Ponder and Cody Fajardo compete for a roster spot, the team is obviously happy with the group that is place, and will instead fill up the 90-man roster at other positions.
The real story here is who wins the backup job. McGloin may be better suited for the position, largely thanks to his experience, but he is a free agent after the season. So Cook may be given the backup quarterback spot, as that role will most likely be his for the foreseeable future.
For those reasons, the backup job could be a toss-up. But since the goal of the backup quarterback spot is to pick which player gives the team the best chance to win if something happens to the starter, McGloin is still that player, since he’s already familiar with the system and has valuable on-field experience with the offense.
Who makes the team: All three quarterbacks — Carr, McGloin, Cook — make the 53-man roster.
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