Raiders News: Josh McDaniels praises Chase Garbers

The backup quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders is still up for grabs. The team worked on Colin Kaepernick last week, and as players in the build battle, he turned out to be active on Sundays.

Nick Mullins, Jarrett Stidham and Chase Garbers are three quarters of the camp. The competition appears to be set for Stidham, who has the edge with familiarity with the offense. However, McDaniels didn’t give the most significant confidence boost last Thursday.

“Yeah, I mean, every time you switch teams and go somewhere where you’re familiar with it, you can kind of skip a step or two.” McDaniels said: “And Jarret doesn’t come to a place where he knows the terminology, which is a good thing. That doesn’t mean the performance will always be exactly what it should be.

If that quote doesn’t let Raider Nation know the competition is wide open, I don’t know what else will. On the other hand, California rookie quarterback Berkley caught McDaniels’ attention.

“I mean, the young lad who just came here from the draft, Chase, is working hard. It’s just a stuff slot. In college football, there are a lot of things we ask them to do that they don’t necessarily do a lot. So he got into it. He works every day, makes mistakes, tries to learn from them.

Garbers is familiar with Erhardt-Perkins working with Bill Musgrave, his college OC. Musgrave does not use the same version, but its terminology is similar. That gives Garbers a slight advantage over the average undrafted free agent.

It will be interesting to see how this all pans out.

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