While the Las Vegas Raiders’ biggest priority this offseason will be to find a replacement for Derek Carr, who is likely done playing for the franchise, the reality is the Raiders will need a quality backup as well.
Every backup, of course, is one play from hitting the field. A recent study by Empirestakes.com shows that starting quarterbacks have just a 51.3 percent chance of making it through a 17-game season. The study was based of information from a five-season window using profootballreference.com
The Raiders were lucky with Carr. He stayed healthy for most of his nine seasons as the team’s starter.
So, no matter who replaces Carr, there will be a need for a backup and the team could try to keep Jarrett Stidham in that role if they don’t’ give him a chance to start if he is re-signed as a free agent.
In other Raiders’ news:
- Carr trade partners? The Las Vegas Review-Journal looks at possible fits.
- More Brady talk: Now, The Guardian is linking Tom Brady to the Raiders as a free agent.
- Draft a QB? That’s what this mock draft from the Pro Football Network thinks the Raiders will do,