Jon Gruden has made it clear that Derek Carr is his starting quarterback for the upcoming season, and there’s little reason to doubt him on this one. However, it remains anyone’s guess as to who is going to be the backup. Once Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock cut veteran A.J. McCarron earlier this month,
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."