3 Most Likely Starting Quarterbacks for the Raiders in 2023

Tyler Maher
The three most likely starting quarterbacks for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2023.
The three most likely starting quarterbacks for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2023. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

After splitting up with Derek Carr, the Las Vegas Raiders are in need of a new quarterback. Thankfully they have a few different options through the draft, free agency and trade market as they look to reload for 2023 after a disappointing 2022 campaign.

With that in mind, here are the top three candidates to be the Raiders' starting quarterback next season.

Raiders Starting Quarterback 2023

3. Jarrett Stidham

Stidham took over after Carr was benched late last season and wasn't terrible. While the team lost both of his starts, he completed 63.9 percent of his passes while throwing for 656 yards with a 4:3 TD/INT ratio in five games. Those aren't great numbers by any means, but they're similar to what Carr was providing last year. Head coach Josh McDaniels brought Stidham to Las Vegas after previously working with him on the New England Patriots, so McDaniels clearly sees something in Stidham. If McDaniels feels like Stidham still has untapped potential and just needs more starts to get comfortable, it's possible Stidham will be the guy under center in Week 1.

2. Jimmy Garoppolo

Garoppolo and McDaniels also have a connection from their time with the Patriots, making the Raiders a good landing spot for Jimmy G. The San Francisco 49ers are clearly going in a different direction at quarterback with Trey Lance and Brock Purdy, so it doesn't make sense for Garoppolo to stick around as a backup when he could easily start somewhere else. Vegas could be the place for him, especially with a head coach who knows how to maximize his strengths and minimize his weaknesses.

1. Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers has been trying to leave the Green Bay Packers for years now, making a potential breakup this offseason more likely than ever. The team is apparently disgusted with him and wants to move on, as they're finally ready to hand the keys to Jordan Love. Rodgers' former No. 1 receiver Davante Adams is already in Las Vegas and has been aggressively recruiting him this offseason, so the stars appear to be aligning for the four-time MVP to end up in Sin City. It also helps that the Raiders have the seventh overall pick in this year's draft to dangle in trade negotiations, which Green Bay could use to get a stud playmaker for Love.

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