The Las Vegas Raiders have two quarterbacks on their roster capable of starting during the 2020 NFL season. Derek Carr will begin the season as the starting quarterback and likely will play the entire year in that role. However, the team went out and signed Marcus Mariota in free agency.
While they have two quarterbacks capable of starting, Jon Gruden may want to look into drafting a quarterback. Thankfully, there is an option that they could get in the second or third round of the 2020 NFL Draft should they choose to go that route.
Las Vegas has been listed as the best potential fit for Jalen Hurts by Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com. Hurts would definitely be an intriguing target.
Hurts is coming off of a massive season with the Oklahoma Sooners. He completed 69.7 percent of his pass attempts for 3,851 yards, 32 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. In addition to his passing numbers, Hurts racked up 1,298 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground.
Lamar Jackson has completely changed what teams look for in a quarterback. The Raiders could be intriguing by Hurts’ ability to make big plays with his arm and his legs. It could completely revitalize their offense in a few years.
Should the Raiders look to bring in a rookie quarterback, Hurts makes the most sense. He would be available in the second or possibly third round. If he is there, Las Vegas should absolutely consider taking him.
Other teams are going to have interest in Hurts for the same reasons as the Raiders. His ability to make big plays could help him move even higher up draft boards.
Expect to hear of more teams with interest in Jalen Hurts in the coming days and weeks. With the NFL Draft coming closer and closer, teams like the Raiders will have to decide how high they will be willing to take Hurts.