The Oakland Raiders have an established starter in Derek Carr, who enters year No. 6, but who exactly is going to be his backup in 2019?
The Oakland Raiders are a week away from their opening game against the Denver Broncos, and the team is finalizing their 53-man roster. Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have had to make some tough decisions, which have led to the release of a few training camp favorites among fans.
One position that still has a few questions marks in terms of depth is the quarterbacks. It is clear who the starter is, but the battle for the backup up position has been about as mediocre as possible. Derek Carr has battled through several injuries so it will take a lot to get him off the field. However, there appears to be no security blanket behind him.
Both Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman got plenty of opportunities throughout the preseason to prove they were worthy of being a reliable backup but were unsuccessful. And just when you think the mediocrity couldn’t get any worse, the Raiders go out and claim Deshone Kizer off waivers.
Hopefully, none of the backups get to see the field this season because Carr stays completely healthy, but at the moment this position group leaves many perplexed.
Here is an overall review of the Raiders quarterback group.