Raiders “Much More Confident” In Backup Quarterback Situation Than A Year Ago

The Raiders have been down this road before. It was only 8 months ago that Derek Carr suffered a different kind of fracture that ended his 2016 season.

Everyone knows how the story ended in 2016 with Matt McGloin and Connor Cook behind the wheel, but the Raiders believe they are better prepared this time around.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the Raiders are “much more confident” in their backup situation now than they were in December when Carr broke his fibula.

Proof of the Raiders confidence in Manuel came yesterday when reports emerged that they are not looking to sign another quarterback while Carr recovers.

Manuel gets a relatively gentle introduction with consecutive home games against the Ravens (2-2) and the Chargers (0-4) before a Thursday night showdown with the Chiefs on October 19.

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3 thoughts on “Raiders “Much More Confident” In Backup Quarterback Situation Than A Year Ago

  1. He hasn’t won a game since 2014 good luck raiders they face a tough defensive team in the Ravens and a good 0 and4 team that always plays Oakland close I don’t see a win coming in the next three games oh well if Carr can’t come back soon there finished season over.

  2. An even bigger issue is opposing defenses seemingly knowing exactly what Todd Downing is going to do before he does , big mistake so far

    1. Exactly… hit the Nail… He’s very predictable no double moves and get the RB rotation going n when was the last time they threw a screen pass

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