Oakland Raiders general manager has basically confirmed that his starting quarterback for the 2014 is not currently on the roster according to Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times.
McKenzie's remarks suggest that the team's top QB has been targeted but not yet acquired. "The bottom line still is the guy's got to come in and compete, show the team, his teammates, the staff, that he can do it," McKenzie said. "There's always going to be competition. I hope it's strong competition. But at the end of the day, I have a good idea." Clearly, McKenzie is not talking about either Terrelle Pryor or Matt McGloin and it appears the team has given up on both as starting options.
Most reports coming out of Oakland these days claim the Raiders' top choice is Matt Schaub, the 32-year-old turnover machine not yet released by the Houston Texans. To a less extent, Josh Freeman has been mentioned due to his ties with current Raiders OC Greg Olson and possibly Mark Sanchez and Michael Vick. McKenzie has also been front-and-center for the Pro Days of both Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles and also plans to attend the workouts of Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr.