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A look at the Raiders quarterback position

A look at the Oakland Raiders quarterback position as the team is set to start training camp.

The Oakland Raiders are set to begin training camp in the end of July. To prepare, here's a quick positional breakdown of the quarterbacks. 

On the roster: Derek Carr, Connor Cook, Matt McGloin

Likely starter: Derek Carr

Analysis: There's no doubt that third-year quarterback Derek Carr will be the starter after his breakout season last year. Carr completed 61 percent of his passes for 3,987 yards, 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and looks to be the franchise quarterback the Raiders have been desperately searching for since Rich Gannon left the team. 

The likely backup will be Matt McGloin, who coincidentally makes more money than Carr. McGloin has been a solid backup and there's no reason to believe that he won't continue to be the backup, though he is approaching free agency after this season.

General manager Reggie McKenzie surprised many by moving up in the fourth round of this year's NFL Draft to select Michigan State's Connor Cook. Cook fell further than most anticipated, but former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback guru thought he was the best quarterback in this year's draft. Cook has shown the ability to throw the deep ball in the offseason workouts, but has missed on intermediate throws. He was likely drafted to prepare for life without McGloin if he signs elsewhere after this season. Don't expect him to suit up too much his rookie season.


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