Oakland Raiders Rumors: Free agent quarterback options for 2014

Posted Feb 9, 2014 by Larry Seely
Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie has some tough decisions to make before the start of the 2014 NFL season and one is what the team will do about the quarterback position this off-season.
File photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman
File photo: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman
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Terrelle Pryor played some good football in 2013, but the former Ohio State star showed his inexperience at times and it made it tough for the offense to play consistent football.
Several reports have indicated that McKenzie could add a veteran to compete for the starting job, while others have the franchise looking towards the upcoming Draft to find some help.
With two young signal callers already on the roster, it would make more sense to add a player with some experience and that has led to rumors from Sports World Report on players like Josh Freeman or Matt Cassel wearing the Silver and Black next season.
Freeman is the player that makes the most sense, despite his release from Tampa Bay last year. The former first round draft pick has played in big games and at a high level since entering the NFL back in 2009, but he also has the big arm and mobility needed in today's game.
McKenzie finally has the luxury of a first round selection in the Draft and money under the salary cap to make several roster changes and while most fans might argue the quarterback position is not a priority, just look at the teams in the playoffs this past season and you'll see just how important the position is for a successful season.