The Oakland Raiders announced that they have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones to a one-year contract.
The Raiders also recently signed former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Mike Glennon, so he and Jones will likely be battling to be Derek Carr’s primary backup during training camp this year.
Jones was a fourth-round pick of the Steelers out of Oklahoma in 2013 and has been Ben Roethlisberger’s backup the last few years, so he has not played all that much.
He appeared in three games in 2018, starting one of them, completing 23 of his 28 passes for 239 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Overall in 19 career games (five starts), Jones has a completion percentage of 63.9 to go along with 1,310 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.
With the additions of Glennon and Jones, the Raiders now have a lot of experience in their quarterback room joining Carr and head coach Jon Gruden.
Most teams don’t carry three quarterbacks during the regular season, so whoever doesn’t win the backup job between Glennon and Jones may end up being cut at the end of camp.
It is also now hard to see the Raiders using one of their first-round draft picks on a quarterback as general manager Mike Mayock recently deemed Carr as their ‘franchise quarterback.’