Two of the head coaches Jon Gruden admires the most, Sean McVay and Andy Reid, already found their franchise quarterback in Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes, respectively. Gruden, meanwhile, still is trying to figure out whether Derek Carr is his long-term solution at quarterback. Getting a definitive answer by season’s end is at the top
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."