Raiders working out Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins next week

AP

The Raiders have expressed all the confidence in the world in quarterback Derek Carr.

But they’re still doing their homework on potential replacements.

According to Albert Breer of SI.com, the Raiders are having private workouts with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins back-to-back next week.

That will involve some travel, as such workouts have to happen near the player’s campus or hometown, but it will also give the Raiders braintrust an apples-to-apples comparison of the two, if they’re thinking about using the fourth pick in the draft (or moving around) for a rookie quarterback.

It’s also interesting as it pertains to the future of Carr, who has four years and $78 million in non-guaranteed money left on his deal.

“Derek is 27, he’ll be 28 in March, and we think he’s a franchise quarterback,” General Manager Mike Mayock said. “The other piece of that is a G.M. and a coach have to look to upgrade the roster at every single position. So do I think there are a whole lot of quarterbacks out there better than Derek? No. But is it my job to always check, and look? Yeah.”

The Raiders also have extra draft capital, and could ostensibly make a move up if the Cardinals didn’t want to use their top pick on a quarterback for the second straight year.

13 responses to “Raiders working out Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins next week

  1. If we were to move up it would be with San Francisco and the #2 pick, not the Cardinals. But I don’t really see us moving up.

    The thing to watch here is Dwayne Haskins Jr at #4. If it comes down to Quinnen Williams and Haskins Jr, it’s the quarterback. A trade down from #4 is also very much in play. Could see the Lions with the #8 and Bengals with the #11 trading up and possibly Green Bay with the #12 & #30 picks in round one.

  2. You have to look at all the QB’s. The Raiders won two super bowls with Jim Plunkett, after he spent time in New England and San Francisco. Often times top QB’s get drafted by terrible teams and don’t look too good, then become available a few years later. Al Davis probably got a close up look at Plunkett while he was Stanford, and signed him when the opportunity came up a few years down the road.

  3. Carr doesn’t have 4 years and $78 million of unguaranteed money left on his contract. His $19.9 million 2019 salary became guaranteed when he was still on the roster on February 6th so the Raiders can’t just cut Carr if they draft his replacement.

  4. Carr is “a” franchise quarterback – note he didn’t say “our” – I’ve been warning you Raider fans.

  5. fatediesel says:
    March 25, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Carr doesn’t have 4 years and $78 million of unguaranteed money left on his contract. His $19.9 million 2019 salary became guaranteed when he was still on the roster on February 6th so the Raiders can’t just cut Carr if they draft his replacement.

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    Why would you cut a player who has trade value? Carr is worth at minimum a 3rd round pick via trade. Also Carr represents a cap savings this year of $4.9 million.

  6. Brady doesn’t command 20 million plus after 6 ring 9 appearances. These quarterbacks who’ve done nothing deserve a rude awakening. Carr hasn’t seen a playoff game dumping him for inexperience allows the team to keep building. Restructure team friendly or hit the road, Oakland can miss the playoffs without your cost. The investment isn’t paying off!!!

  7. charliecharger says:
    March 25, 2019 at 11:09 am
    “Often times top QB’s get drafted by terrible teams and don’t look too good, then become available a few years later.”

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    Literally the story of Carr’s career. When he had stability and weapons, he was a top 10 QB, nearly top 5 (per PFF). Then, Raiders strip away that stability and hire a rookie OC. Then, the following season, change the OC again AND cut, then trade his top 2 WR’s…..on top of starting 2 rookie offense tackles who were both God awful. If the Raiders are stupid enough to move on from Carr, then they deserve to be in QB purgatory and remain the joke of the league.

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