The Oakland Raiders lost their starting quarterback Jason Campbell for the remainder of the 2011 season after he wound up breaking his collarbone on a scramble up the middle.
This is certainly a tough loss for the Raiders, but it very well may be Campbell’s last game for the Raiders as he’s set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
With the team just half a game back of the division leading San Diego Chargers, rumors are circulating regarding a number of replacements.
Boller replaced Campbell and finished 8-14 for 100 yards passing. Not the greatest numbers but at least he was able to manage the game while limiting turnovers.
It’s Boller’s job until the Raiders make some sort of a deal.
Pryor has served his five game suspension and is set to join the team but at this point it’s hard to expect that he would have an understanding of the teams offense but it’s certainly a situation to monitor as the season moves on. If the Raiders are struggling later in the season you may end up seeing the rookie in action.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Raiders have reached out to free agent QB David Garrard who has been shopping himself around since being released by Jacksonville before the start of the season.
Garrard may need some time to acclimated to the teams offense but he is most likely an upgrade to their current options.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Raiders are “trying hard” to acquire Bengals QB Carson Palmer.
The problem for Oakland is that they’re missing their second, third and fourth round picks after dealing them away. I’m sure the Bengals would love to discuss their first-round pick but that’s a really high price to pay for Palmer.
Cole proposes sending a conditional third-round pick in 2013 to Cincinnati for Palmer which does make sense if they’re actually as interested in getting a deal done soon.
It just so happens that the Broncos have a former starting quarterback sitting on their bench who they would like to trade.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos would be willing to trade Orton even though the Raiders are their “most-hated rival.“
At this point the Broncos are looking to add additional draft picks while getting some salary relief and trading Orton could do both of these things for him.