The Raiders have been rumored to be interested in Trent Dilfer ever since he was let go by the 49ers.
Dilfer confirmed the Raiders’ interest at a church service in Clovis on Sunday.
The Raiders failed to re-sign Josh McCown to backup JaMarcus Russell and could use another veteran quarterback.
Quinn Gray is set to become a Texan after having visited the Raiders.
Andrew Walter is still young so investing in another young arm doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Ideally Dilfer wouldn’t need a lot of practice reps in the offseason, leaving time for Russell to work.
Dilfer won a Super Bowl (go ahead, blame Siragusa for taking out Rich Gannon and credit the Ravens’ defense, not Dilfer) and has seen a lot in his time. That would make Dilfer someone good to have around Russell.
And if for some reason the Raiders were to trade Walter (that doesn’t appear likely, but you never know) the Raiders wouldn’t be a Russell injury away from playing a rookie.
Then again, the Raiders could try to lure Daunte Culpepper back into the fold with another one-year deal.
At least there won’t be the game of “Who’s going to start?” in Week 1 this year.
Russell is the man.
Who backs him up is yet to be determined.