Oakland Raiders all-time franchise quarterbacks ranked in the top-10
By Brad Weiss
The Oakland Raiders franchise has had some incredible quarterbacks in their history, and as a group, they were ranked in the top-10 overall.
In the history of the Oakland Raiders franchise, there have been some legendary men who have been considered the franchise quarterback. From Daryle Lamonica, to Ken Stabler, to Derek Carr, the Silver and Black have had their fair share of talented men under center.
Recently, Ali Bhanpuri of NFL.com put together a ranking of all 32 NFL teams based on their collective franchise quarterbacks. Starting with the Houston Texans at No. 32 overall, the list went all the way to Dallas Cowboys, who took home the top billing. For the Raiders, they cracked the top-10, coming in at No. 7.
This was a solid piece by NFL.com, and in it, the criteria was that in order for a quarterback to be eligible, they had to start at least 48 games for the franchise, and hit two of three markers. Those markers were a winning regular season record, have a minimum passer rating of 75.0, and have at least one Pro Bowl selection.
Raiders quarterbacks who were listed were Lamonica, Jim Plunkett, Stabler, Jeff Hostetler, Rich Gannon, and Carr. In total, the group won three Super Bowls, went to 16 Pro Bowls, and nabbed two Most Valuable Player awards.
Of the group, only Stabler is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
With Carr rocketing up the Raiders record book, and entering his prime, he could elevate this group into the top-5 if he can get back to playing at the level he was in 2016. He has had to battle injuries over the last couple of seasons, but he is a Pro Bowl quarterback, and finally has the right weapons at his disposal entering his sixth season as the team’s starting quarterback.
While there have been swings and misses at the quarterback position, with the likes of Todd Marinovich and Jamarcus Russell, overall, the Raiders have enjoyed some good stability at the position. With Carr, they appear to be in good hands, and it will be very exciting to see what he can do with this brand new roster in 2019.