Raiders may look for veteran QB

For the first time in about a decade, the Oakland Raiders look to be legitimate contenders for a playoff berth.

At 4-2, the Raiders look to be the most serious challenger to the San Diego Chargers in the AFC West. There are plenty of weapons on hand, with Darren McFadden leading the rushing attack and a solid defense to with that.

But the Raiders were dealt a bad blow in Sunday's win over Cleveland, as starting quarterback Jason Campbell broke his collarbone and will be out indefinitely. With the Raiders riding the emotions that have come with the passing of owner Al Davis, and having enough talent on hand to contend, is Oakland really comfortable putting the offense in the hands of Kyle Boller - much less untested rookie Terrelle Pryor?

According to Jason LaCanfora of NFL.com, Raiders coach Hue Jackson would not necessarily commit to Boller as his starter just yet. The Raiders owe it to themselves to place a call to Cincinnati to see if they can pry the "retired" Carson Palmer loose from the Bengals.

And barring that, perhaps David Garrard would find the Raiders a more palatable landing spot than he did Miami, which wanted to sign him when Chad Henne went down.

Either way, the Raiders owe it to themselves to exhaust all options at quarterback, so as not risk throwing away what was shaping up to be their best season in years.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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