Tom Brady or Tua Tagovailoa for Derek Carr is one thing. Strong cases can be made for either, if that’s the direction that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock decide to go. But there’s no plausible explanation if they go for long-time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Three, four, five years ago,
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."