There have long been rumblings that the Raiders are interested in moving on from Derek Carr as their starting quarterback. With two first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft and a slew of available quarterbacks, let's examine three guys the Raiders could target as Carr's ultimate replacement.
1. Justin Herbert, Oregon
If the Raiders want to move toward an offense that focuses on throwing the ball down the field more, Herbert might be their best option. The Oregon product has a cannon of an arm, while Carr has struggled to throw the ball downfield in recent years. Herbert is expected to go in the top 10, so Las Vegas might have to use some other draft capital to trade up and snag him, if thats the route they want to take. Herbert will also be ready to start almost immediately, so it would give the Raiders the chance to move on from Carr sooner than other options on this list.
2. Jordan Love, Utah State
Jordan Love has been rising and falling on draft boards for what seems like the last year. Now less than a week away from the start of the draft and we could see Love go anywhere from the top 10 to the early second round or later. Most expect Love to be available at the Raiders No. 12 slot, but the Utah State product will need some development before he's ready to start after leading the FBS in interceptions last season with 17. Carr still has three years left on his deal, so that luxury is available to the Raiders.
3. Jacob Eason, Washington
Jacob Eason is another guy that possesses all the physical tools and attributes you want in a quarterback. Standing almost 6-foot 6-inches, with a rocket arm, Eason can probably be had in the third round. Throwing for more than 3,000 yards and 23 touchdowns, compared to only eight interceptions in 2019, Eason's numbers certainly back up his ability. While he's still viewed as somewhat of a raw prospect, he was once the No. 1 high school QB recruit and has proven he can compete highly at the next level. Skills can be taught, but Eason's physical abilities cannot be. If Las Vegas can help refine those skills, Eason has the chance to be the best one on this list at the next level.
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