The Las Vegas Raiders will have a new starting quarterback in the 2023 NFL season.

With Derek Carr on the way out, Las Vegas’ turns its eyes towards the draft, free agency, and the trade market to improve at the most important position on offense. But, already, head coach Josh McDaniels is ruling out having a young quarterback captaining his offense in 2023. In a recent article by the Washington Post, McDaniels revealed that he is wanting a veteran quarterback as opposed to a rookie for the Raiders.

Here is what the article had to say: “Some executives who have had contact with Raiders Coach Josh McDaniels believe he’s inclined to want a strong veteran around next season, not just a rookie passer.

The good news is the Raiders are in luck. There is no shortage of veteran quarterbacks available on the market this off-season. That list includes Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson, Geno Smith, Daniel Jones, and Jameis Winston.

And there is some word that Aaron Rodgers, a Hall of Fame quarterback, could be available via trade for the right price.

If Las Vegas wants a veteran quarterback, there are clearly options. However, the challenge comes in choosing the right quarterback to take the Raiders to the next level. On paper, the roster is primed for a deep playoff run. in 2022, quarterback play held the Raiders back. If a bad decision is made this off-season, that same problem could show itself yet again.

Look for Las Vegas to make a move for a quarterback sooner rather than later. And don’t expect Las Vegas to trot out an unproven rookie. McDaniels is clear, he wants experience moving forward.

Related Las Vegas Raiders reading

“Raiders draft: Three game changers that may be available at pick seven.” 

“AFC foe interviewing former Raiders fan-favorite coach.” 

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