Raiders To Work Out Kyler Murray

Jon Gruden reiterated Monday that Derek Carr will be the Raiders’ starting quarterback this season, after saying as much at the Combine. But the Raiders will still explore this year’s top passing prospects.

Raiders representatives will conduct a workout with Kyler Murray next week, according to Albert Breer of SI.com, who adds the team’s previously reported workout with Dwayne Haskins will take place next week as well.

Gruden has praised Murray throughout the offseason, but the noise at the Combine has not cooled down. The Cardinals are heavily linked to the 5-foot-10 quarterback. This may make the Haskins meetings more important. The Ohio State-developed prospect also has a Dolphins workout scheduled, along with meetings with the Giants, Broncos and Redskins. He is expected to be a top-10 pick. The past four drafts’ second quarterback selected has been no later than No. 10 overall.

Should the Raiders select Murray or Haskins, Carr’s run as the team’s starter will likely come to an end soon. He has four years and a non-guaranteed $78MM remaining on his contract.

Yeah, he’s going to be our quarterback,” Gruden told Jim Trotter of NFL.com. “I’m not going to address all the rumors. I could care less about the rumors, you know? He threw for 4,100 yards. Threw for almost 70 percent in a very dire, tough circumstance. So I’ve got a lot of confidence in Carr, what he can do with Antonio Brown, with Tyrell Williams, with Trent Brown coming in here to help our offensive line, with a better defense. I’m excited about Carr.”

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  1. crosseyedlemon

    Chucky also assured everyone he had a great working relationship with Reggie McKenzie so why should anyone believe a thing he says?

    • captainsalty

      He probably did, Reggie is a good guy…doesn’t change the fact that you want to have your own kind of people in certain spots and these are grown men, no hard feelings sometimes it just isn’t a fit

      • crosseyedlemon

        I think the fact that very few candidates took an interest in replacing McKenzie speaks volumes.

        • captainsalty

          Working underneath a head coach that has the keys to the kingdom isn’t desirable in any city, I don’t think that speaks anything towards Jon Gruden

        • Equinsu Ocha

          Mike Mayock is already doing a great job as GM. How many rumors do you ever read about football GMs anyways. I’m sure they brought Kim Ng in for an interview, then Gruden got his guy.

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