The Raiders won’t have to hide the identity of their starting quarterback any longer. Unless they plan to play Kyle Boller.
Bruce Gradkowski suffered a grade three shoulder separation against the Dolphins, according to Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. Gradkowski will miss the rest of the season.
Gradkowski is reportedly coach Tom Cable’s favorite quarterback, in part because of his toughness. That helped Gradkowski returned from a previous shoulder injury before he was possibly ready. Now Jason Campbell figures to get the call for the next five games of the 5-6 Raiders’ season.
The Raiders are no closer to figuring out their long term quarterback situation. Gradkowski had eerily similar numbers to his performance in 2009 (one more completion, 57 more yards, same YPA), and has thrown 11 touchdowns and ten picks over the last two years. He’s a good backup, but not a great starter.
Gradkowski is a free agent after the season.