Former Player Says 1 QB Isn’t A Long-Term Solution For Raiders

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Written By Maya Cantina

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Gardner Minshew’s NFL journey has been quite interesting.

He’s a very likable figure, and a guy that’s just easy to root for.

He’s also one of the best backup quarterbacks in the game right now.

However, it seems like he’s not going to be a backup anymore, at least for the time being.

The former sixth-round pick signed a two-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders that could go as high as $25 million, including $15 million guaranteed.

Nonetheless, former NFL player CB Darius Butler believes that’s not good news for the organization.

Talking to Kay Adams for her Up & Adams Show, the former Indianapolis Colts star argued that Minshew isn’t a long-term solution at the position, especially considering the fact that they share the division with the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert.

He didn’t want to take a shot at Minshew and believes he’s still going to have a long career in the league, but he might not be cut out to be a starter.

Truth be told, Minshew is a solid locker room guy and a backup who could lead an offense to multiple wins; he’s shown that.

But he’s also shown that he can be erratic, not the most explosive guy, and he can turn the ball over at a big rate.

He’s 27 years old, so perhaps there’s still a chance that he can prove the doubters wrong.

As for the Raiders, they might also be looking to add a young quarterback in the NFL Draft and let him develop behind Minshew for a year or two.

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