Carson Palmer almost had his career cut short by an unmovable president that was not willing to compromise on a deal. With that situation finally settled, Palmer has moved on to Oakland and is flourishing as leader of the Raiders.
When Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the supplemental draft, it was pretty well understood that the former Buckeye would need a lot of work before he was ready for prime time, so to speak.
With a competitive division and the potential for improvement, let’s take a look at three key players that need to take that next step in 2012 to help this Raiders team succeed.
Smith might not produce eye popping stats or have enormous games, but he’s a solid, consistent player who could really produce some nice numbers for your team this upcoming season.
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints ended their contract stalemate with the quarterback signing an historic five-year $100 million deal.
Quarterback Drew Brees said he is “extremely frustrated” with the lack of progress in his contract negotiations with New Orleans Saints management. Brees hasn’t participated in voluntary training with the club, and the team’s first off-season practices start next week.
The Oakland Raiders have signed quarterback Matt Leinart to a contract to back up Carson Palmer.
A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Indianapolis Colts are taking Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick in next week’s NFL draft.
The Indianapolis Colts are taking another close-up look at Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with a private on-campus workout scheduled for Tuesday.
Quarterback Alex Smith signed a three-year deal Wednesday with the San Francisco 49ers that will pay him $8 million per season with $16.5 million guaranteed.