Las Vegas Raiders: 3 realistic QB options with Tom Brady retiring
As mentioned, the Raiders are currently slated to pick seventh overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. With a top-ten pick, odds are that they will have a shot at one of the draft’s top quarterbacks. This is especially true as many are predicting at least four passers to be selected in round one.
How the board is going to fall is anybody’s guess at this point. However, with the number one overall pick likely available, it is up to the Raiders how aggressive they want to be in securing their guy. While it would certainly come at a massive price, Las Vegas could choose to make the move up and have their choice of the entire group.
A group that has a large mix of skillsets, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud profiles as a good fit for Josh McDaniels’ offense. A tall pocket passer who easily delivers the ball to all three levels of the field. As he showed against Georgia in the playoffs, he can create out of structure as well. With elite weapons in Davante Adams and Darren Waller on the roster already, Stroud could get off to a fast start.
Another option would be Florida’s Anthony Richardson. While still raw as a prospect, Richardson has all the traits that get teams excited. With a rocket arm and great athleticism, he would be one of the most physically gifted quarterbacks in team history. If the team adds a veteran to serve as a stopgap, Richardson could sit for a season and become a franchise quarterback in year two.