The Raiders are a very strong bet to take a quarterback in this year’s draft. Many people like Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater or Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, but ESPN’s Todd McShay has the Raiders tabbed to take little known Blake Bortles of Central Florida with the third pick in the draft.
Bortles has all of the physical tools you look for in a quarterback, and will have a huge stage to make a mark when he leads UCF against Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on New Years Day. Whatever the case may be, it is likely the Raiders will have someone new taking snaps when the season starts next year.
On the coaching front, Raiders fan favorite Jon Gruden is apparently interested in the Texas Longhorn job. With Dennis Allen among the many coaches rumored to be on the hot seat heading towards the end of this season, the Raiders would lose a major replacement candidate if Gruden were to head to Texas.
Raiders Tribune News
Injury report: McFadden wants to return – ESPN
Raiders giving Texans washout Sam Montgomery a chance – Pro Football Talk
Raiders defense seeking early-season form – San Jose Mercury News
Is Talent or Coaching to Blame for the Poor Performance of the Oakland Raiders – Bleacher Report
Aaron Rodgers still not cleared by doctors, still not practicing as the starter – Yahoo! Sports
Brandon Browner’s appeal denied – ESPN
Ndamukong Suh: I love playing for Schwartz, don’t want him fired – Pro Football Talk
Fumblr: In defense of the NFL stadium experience – SB Nation