Raiders find new QB to battle  rivals star Patrick Mahomes  and Justin Fields after releasing key man…

Raiders find new QB to battle with Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs for the AFC West

Gardner Minshew

As the NFL’s free agency negotiating period kicked off, the Las Vegas Raiders swiftly secured veteran Gardner Minshewaddressing their immediate need for a quarterback. However, the move, while swift, underscores the persistent quest for a franchise quarterback that has eluded the Raiders.

Reports suggest the Raiders are exploring the possibility of trading for Chicago’s Justin Fields. Yet, even if this materializes, it doesn’t resolve the fundamental need for a long-term solution at quarterback. The departure of offensive coordinator Luke Getsy from the Bears after coaching Fields for two seasons raises concerns about his suitability as a franchise quarterback.

This perpetual search for a signal-caller isn’t new for the Raiders. Despite past hopes in Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo, they’ve yet to find a sustainable solution. The urgency of the situation prompts suggestions that the Raiders should focus on drafting a quarterback.

Raiders 'agree a two-year deal with Gardner Minshew' with the former Colts  quarterback set to compete with Aidan O'Connell for the starting job in Las  Vegas - with Jimmy Garoppolo 'set to

With the 13th overall pick in the upcoming draft, the Raiders have an opportunity to select a promising prospect who may not be among the top picks. Names like J.J. McCarthy, Michael Penix Jr., or Bo Niare among those floated as potential candidates to fill the void

While Minshew‘s signing may provide a temporary fix, it’s widely seen as a stopgap measure. His track record with previous teams, marked by flashes of brilliance but also inconsistency, underscores this view. The Raiders may have found their starter for the 2024 season, but the emphasis remains on finding a long-term solution, possibly through the draft.

Ultimately, the Raiders‘ ongoing pursuit of a franchise quarterback reflects the team’s aspirations for sustained success. Until they find their answer under center, the quest continues, with the draft emerging as a pivotal opportunity to secure the future of the franchise.

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