Matt Flynn will be the 22nd quarterback to start a game for the Raiders since their move to Oakland in 1995. Track the quarterbacks in Oakland since that time.
Jeff Hostetler (1995-1996)
Hostetler was the man at the helm when the Raiders returned to Oakland in 1995. He started 27 games during three seasons in Oakland, throwing 40 TD passes and 33 INTs. The team went 16-11 during those games.
Vince Evans (1993-1995)
The wily veteran started three games in 1995, the Raiders’ first season back in Oakland. He threw 6 TD passes and 8 INTs during that time.
Billy Joe Hobert (1995-1996)
Hobert went 0-5 during starts spread over 1995 and 1996. He also threw 10 TD passes with 9 INTs.
Jeff George (1997-1998)
The former No. 1 overall draft pick started all 16 games in 1997. The Raiders went 4-12, but George had a decent season. He threw for 3,917 yards along with 29 TD passes and just 9 interceptions. He returned in 1998 but started just 7 games, going 3-4.
Donald Hollas (1998)
Remember this guy? Well, he started 6 games for the Raiders in 1998, going 4-2 with 16 interceptions along with 10 TD passes.
Wade Wilson (1998)
The veteran closed out his long career with one season in Oakland. He ended up making three starts, going 1-2.
Rich Gannon (1999-2004)
Gannon is the most successful of this group, as he led the Silver and Black to a Super Bowl appearance in the 2002 season. He was also named the NFL MVP that same year and was a first-team All-Pro. He earned another All-Pro honor in 2000. All told, Gannon went 45-21 as the Raiders’ starter, throwing 90 touchdown passes and having a passing yardage high of 4,689 in 2002.
Rick Mirer (2003)
Mirer went 2-6 in 8 starts for the Raiders in 2003, throwing 3 TD passes and 5 interceptions.
Marques Tuiasosopo (2003-2005)
A lifelong Raider, Tuiasosopo started one game in 2003 and another in 2005. He lost both. He did have a pair of touchdown passes though, to go with 5 interceptions.
Kerry Collins (2004-2005)
Collins’ epic NFL journey included a stop in Oakland. The result? He started 28 games with a 7-21 record. Yikes.
Andrew Walter (2006-2008)
The one-time college star at Arizona State didn’t do much on the next level. He compiled a 2-7 record in nine starts, throwing 16 interceptions.
Aaron Brooks (2006)
Brooks didn’t win a game over his eight starts with the Raiders. He did throw 8 interceptions though.
Josh McCown (2007)
McCown started nine games in 2007, going 2-7. He threw 10 TD passes along with 11 interceptions.
Daunte Culpepper (2007)
Culpepper inked a one-year deal with Oakland as insurance while they were framing a deal for rookie JaMarcus Russell. Culpepper only started six games for the Raiders in 2007, but had his season cut short after he pulled his hammy during a footrace in practice with cornerback Stanford Routt.
JaMarcus Russell (2007-2009)
We all know the story. Raiders spent a No. 1 overall pick on Russell and he made them pay for years. He started 25 games in three seasons and then the Raiders finally decided they had seen enough.
Charlie Frye (2009)
The Raiders inked Frye as an unrestricted free agent to back up Russell, but would end up surpassing him for the No. 1 job in 2009. He had a brief stint in Oakland, starting three games, but it all ended when he was placed on IR to undergo surgery on his wrist.
Bruce Gradkowski (2009-2010)
Gradkowski was claimed from the waiver list by the Raiders in 2009. He would go on to start eight games in that time, totaling a 3-5 record. In late November of 2010, Gradkowski suffered a shoulder injury which ended his tenure with the Raiders.
Jason Campbell (2010-2011)
The Raiders gave up a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to acquire Campbell from the Redskins. Campbell started 18 games for Oakland in two seasons and led them to an 11-7 record in that time. Injuries would hamstring his production and he left in 2012 to the Chicago Bears as a free agent.
Kyle Boller (2011)
Boller started one game for the Raiders against the Chiefs in 2011, filling in for Jason Campbell, who sustained a collarbone injury the week before. Boller threw 3 interceptions and was eventually replaced by Carson Palmer.
Carson Palmer (2011-present)
The Raiders ponied up a cocktail of draft picks to acquire Palmer from the Bengals. He never proved to be the steady hand he once was in Cincy and tallied an 8-15 win-loss record in two seasons. Will Oakland cut ties with Palmer? Time will tell.
Terrelle Pryor (2012-present)
The Raiders spent a third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft following an NCAA investigation into Pryor’s behavior at Ohio State. He was Al Davis’ final draft pick. Pryor started the 2012 season finale against the San Diego Chargers as Carson Palmer went down with an injury in Week 16.