The Raiders have had a busy week, but they aren’t making any moves yet. It was just announced that Garrett Gilbert, a veteran quarterback, has signed a contract with Las Vegas.
Gilbert has been a bouncer in the NFL for the past few seasons, but he is a veteran starter. He has 433 passing yards, one touchdown, and an interception in the past two seasons.
Gilbert’s interest in the Raiders is not surprising considering that he was a member of the Patriots’ practice team for most of 2021.
The Raiders are adding a quarterback to Josh McDaniels’s team in Las Vegas.
The Raiders have signed QB Garrett Gilbert, per his agency @SteinbergSports.
Gilbert spent much of the 2021 regular season with the Patriots' practice squad and has familiarity with Josh McDaniels.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 19, 2022
Although the Gilbert signing will not be a big deal, it is a sign that the Raiders are making enough major moves this week.
The Raiders signed Chandler Jones to a lucrative contract. They also acquired Davante Adams from the Packers in a trade.
The Raiders hope to make the Super Bowl in 2021 after making the playoffs.
Gilbert, who spent most of the 2021 season with the Patriots practice squad and then played with the Commanders, returns to the Raiders franchise, where he played during 2015-16 season.
Gilbert is also close to Josh McDaniels (the Raiders’ first-year head coach), who has had two long stints on Bill Belichick’s New England staff, including as the offensive coordinator from 2012 through ’21. He also coached quarterbacks throughout the 2019 season.
The 30-year old is a former sixth round pick of the Rams in 2014’s NFL draft. Gilbert played in eight games, including two starts. He threw for 477 yards and one touchdown over four NFL seasons.
Gilbert has played for the Cowboys, Browns, and Panthers since he joined the NFL.
Gilbert was a member of the Raiders practice team during the 2015-2016 seasons. The 2014 sixth-round selection has been a true journeyman in his eight years of professional football. The Texas/SMU product also played with the Patriots (two seasons), Lions and Panthers, Browns and Cowboys, as well as the Washington Rams, Patriots, Browns, Cowboys and Cowboys. During his time with the Orlando Apollos, he also led the AAF’s passing yards.
The QB has played in eight games, including two starts. He completed 57.3 percent of his passes, 477 yards, one touchdown and one interception. In 2021, he was selected to start for Washington.