Oakland Raiders: Four QBs, Why Are We Only Discussing Two?

Should we only be talking about JaMarcus Russell and Brad Gradkowski when discussing the starting quarterback job in Oakland ? 

I say no.

There has been a lot of speculation and opinion written about who is the best player for the starting quarterback job in Oakland. I've read every argument and every angle printed here on B/R and other sites as well. Some of the articles make legitimate points, some don't.

I have been just as guilty of jumping on the "Bruce Almighty" band wagon and raking Russell over the coals as anyone else. While others are just as guilty, I have thus far failed to cover the fact that there are two other guys that would like a chance at the job.

For the most part, the fight to call the signals on game day in Oakland has been a two horse race between Russell and Gradkowski. However, one thing that seems to get lost is the fact that Charlie Frye and J.P. Losman would like a shot at the job, too. 

Regardless of their qualifications or what we think their chances of winning the job are, they are on the team and should be considered when discussing the quarterback position for the Raiders.

Do they have a legitimate chance to win the job? Not likely, but they should still be getting talked about. 

Frye and Losman have both been given an opportunity to start on other teams and failed to win the job. Frye was bested by Derek Anderson in Cleveland and Losman lost his job to Trent Edwards in Buffalo .

After being let go by their teams, both have been bounced around.  Frye went to Seattle where he was a third stringer behind Matt Hasselbeck and Seneca Wallace.  Losman was run completely out of the league, playing in the short lived, upstart UFL.

If they can't compete with the aforementioned players, how could they possibly compete with the great physical tools of Russell or the passionate leadership of Gradkowski? Truthfully, no on...

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