The JaMarcus Russell era in Oakland has reached a new low.
Raiders coach Tom Cable said on a conference call Wednesday that Charlie Frye will start Sunday for the Raiders.
Russell, the top pick of the 2007 draft, is essentially the third quarterback in Oakland. Bruce Gradkowski, twice released in his brief career, passed him first. Frye is on his third team in three years and now has also passed Russell.
It’s quite a statement by Cable and the rest of the Raiders organization. Many observers thought Russell couldn’t be benched earlier this year because he was Al Davis’ guy.
Now he’s getting benched for a new journeyman quarterback every month.
And with J.P. Losman joining the roster, the number of Oakland quarterbacks that have passed Russell could climb again soon.