The Oakland Raiders aren’t expected to draft a quarterback this year, but they are definitely in the market for a veteran quarterback this offseason. There are a number of solid veteran stopgap options available, and a few of them that have piqued the Raiders interest are Michael Vick, Josh Freeman, and Matt Schaub, per the San Francisco Chronicle’s Vic Tafur.
Tafur reports that Vick will likely sign with a team after the draft ends, and he’s also expected to have interest from the New York Jets (the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the third team with significant interest in adding a veteran QB, but they seem to be most interested in Josh McCown, who still has a good chance of re-signing with the Chicago Bears).
Like others, the Raiders are also going to wait things out and see what the Houston Texans do with Matt Schaub, and the organization seems to be just as high on him as the New York Jets are. While Schaub had an awful 2013 season, I still think he’s the best of the veteran QBs on the market due to his past success.
And lastly, Tafur adds that the Raiders are interested in Josh Freeman, but the mercurial quarterback makes absolutely no sense for them. Not only does he come with baggage, but he is very inconsistent. He has plenty of physical tools, but everything else is lacking. Honestly, I’m not sure he’s that much better than Terrelle Pryor, and it’s much wiser for them to look at Schuab or Vick.