It appears the Oakland Raiders are finally getting serious about the backup quarterback position. After it was reported that Matt Leinart was coming in for a tryout, Oakland has reached out to former Colts backup quarterback Jim Sorgi as well according to Sorgi's agent Matt Brei.
Reggie McKenzie and company know Terrelle Pryor cannot be the primary backup quarterback quite yet. The former Ohio State star quarterback has yet to take an official snap under center in either the preseason or the regular season. (There was that game against in the Chiefs in which he was flagged for taking the snap too soon, which seemed like a ludicrous penalty at the time.) Nonetheless, Pryor has yet to take an official snap.
Matt Leinart and Jim Sorgi are veteran quarterbacks that can at least somewhat stabilize the backup quarterback position. There are questions surrounding Leinart's health since he broke his left collarbone last season. Leinart, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans, has completed 57.6% of his passes during his NFL career with 15 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions.
Sorgi, perhaps most well-known for being Peyton Manning's backup with the Indianapolis Colts for many years, most recently has been with the New York Giants. But he hasn't thrown a pass since the 2008-09 NFL season. Having appeared in just 14 games since being drafted since 2004, Sorgi has completed 63.5% of his passes with six touchdown passes compared to just a single interception.
It's necessary that the Raiders do sign a backup quarterback, and it's very possible that the team could be deciding between Matt Leinart and Jim Sorgi.