The Oakland Raiders are not selling their first-round pick to a team looking to sign a quarterback, but they are interested in acquiring one, according to sources.
Oakland is in the middle of a rebuilding process that could include trading away its franchise quarterback.
The Raiders need a franchise quarterback to be able to compete in the AFC West, but with quarterback Derek Carr out for the season with a fractured right thumb, the team may be better served with a younger, cheaper option.
The team has already expressed interest in signing one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, but it is unclear whether they have any interest in trading their pick.NFL.com’s Albert Breer reported Sunday that the Raiders are willing to part with a first- or second-round draft pick for a quarterback.
That’s because of the team’s decision to trade its first-rounder in the 2016 NFL Draft for their third-rounder.
They also want to move on from Josh McCown and need a backup.
The Raiders are in the market for a franchise QB, and it’s not hard to see why.
They are rebuilding the franchise and need help in the secondary, but a move to the right direction would be beneficial for the franchise.
They’ve already made a lot of moves in the offseason and the draft to address some needs, but acquiring a veteran quarterback would help make the franchise a stronger one.
The Oakland Raiders have already made moves to address a need that will make them a stronger franchise.
Al Bello/Getty ImagesThe Raiders have been trying to get a quarterback for years, and with Carr out of the picture for the rest of the season, they have struggled to find a viable option.
They have made moves in free agency to upgrade their defense, but the franchise has failed to address that need.
The NFL has historically been a leader in acquiring veteran quarterbacks.
The Detroit Lions traded for Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning in 2016, but that was with the expectation of making the team a Super Bowl contender.
The NFL has traditionally been a stronger team when it comes to acquiring veterans, but Oakland’s struggles in acquiring quarterbacks has caused them to turn to free agency and trade to improve their roster.
They recently added tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, linebacker Reggie Ragland and defensive end/outside linebacker Khalil Mack.
The franchise also added cornerback/safety Mario Edwards Jr. and safety Reggie Nelson.