Oakland Raiders: 5 Quarterback Alternatives in 2012

Though former coach Hue Jackson invested a lot into quarterback Carson Palmer, things have not—and don't appear to be—working out very nicely.

Palmer was content on staying retired rather than playing for the Cincinnati Bengals. That alone should question his competitive edge and willingness to sauced.

While he didn't have a lot of time to gel with the Oakland Raiders in 2011, the quarterback job is still his to lose. However, many Raiders fans do not believe he is the right man to rescue the team. He struggled last season and hasn't proven to be the franchise quarterback that he has been constantly titled as.

This slideshow shows five quarterbacks that could make a difference for the silver and black in 2012. There are still a few options on the market, and the draft is right around the corner.

Here are five additional quarterbacks who should be considered to ultimately replace Carson Palmer in Oakland.

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