In a shocking move sure to have impact throughout the league, the Raiders have decided to shore up their offense by adding Rex Grossman, the former Bears, Texans and now Redskins QB, to their lineup in exchange for their first-round draft picks from 2014-2017.
The Raiders stunned many NFL analysts earlier this week by trading a first-round and conditional second-round pick to the Bengals for Carson Palmer, who had yet to play a game this season. They are now adding to their depth at QB by acquiring Grossman, who has been benched by the Redskins after throwing four interceptions in last week’s loss to the Eagles.
“Listen, when Jason [Campbell] went down with that injury, we didn’t let it sink our playoff hopes,” said Raiders head coach Hue Jackson. ” I think this team can win, and adding somewhat proven former starting quarterbacks like Carson and Rex can only give us a better shot to make a lasting impact into the postseason.”
When asked if he was concerned about the team giving up what could potentially be his team’s first round pick for the following six years, Jackson shrugged and said, “We haven’t been doing much with our draft picks lately, anyway.”
By Jeff GoodSmith