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Oakland Raiders 2014 Training Camp Competition Series: Quarterbacks

July 1st, 2014 at 8:48 AM
By Nicholas Gill

The Oakland Raiders spent the offseason trying to upgrade the quarterback position for 2014. The team acquired Matt Schaub via trade and selected Derek Carr in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Oakland kept Matt McGloin and shipped Terrelle Pryor to Seattle. The team brought in Trent Edwards to fill out the competition. With Raiders' training camp is less than a month away, the competition will heat up there.

The Raiders have been adamant that Matt Schaub was brought into be the starting quarterback. There will be competition for the spot, but they brought in Schaub to be the quarterback now and the team drafted Carr to learn and be the quarterback of the future. That is the plan for now, but plans can change. 

Because of the revamp of the position there will be competition at every single quarterback spot. Even though Schaub has the inside tract to start, Carr is being given the opportunity to push him. Carr has surpassed Matt McGloin for the back-up job during OTAs and mini-camp, but that competition will continue throughout training camp. Edwards is fighting for the number three job with McGloin presently.

The Raiders have upgraded their quarterback room and position this offseason. Schaub has taken over a leadership role in the offense and is looking to rebound from a season where he tossed 14 interceptions and was benched. Training camp is going to be vastly important to get Schaub and Carr up to speed on the offense, so the Raiders can use the whole playbook. This competition will go as far into the preseason until head coach Dennis Allen is comfortable making the final decision. Until then, let these quarterbacks battle and prove who should start. 

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft, Dennis Allen, Derek Carr, Football, Matt McGloin, Matt Schaub, NFL, Oakland, Oakland Raiders, training camp, Trent Edwards

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