Oakland Raiders: Ranking the Top 3 Quarterbacks In Franchise History

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Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

While fans of the Oakland Raiders remain loyal through thick and thin, many have been expressing extreme frustration with another disappointing season.

2012 somehow seems infinitely worse than even the last few. If it feels like it’s been awhile since the team has truly had a great quarterback, that’s because it has. It’s hard to believe that their last Super Bowl victory was nearly three decades ago now, although their last appearance was in 2002, but there is no doubt that the wins seem to be fewer and farther between.

Part of the issue is certainly at quarterback, although 2012 came packed with so many problems that even the best probably couldn’t have saved the day. Late in the season, third-string quarterback Terrelle Pryor certainly showed quite a bit of promise, and I believe he has the heart and desire to want to be great, but he still has a long way to go to get there.

Will the Silver and Black ever have a legendary quarterback again? As a life-long fan, I must have faith that they will, and hope that it will be in my lifetime!

In the meantime, here is a look back at three of their greatest in history. Keep in mind that this list is very subjective. It just happens to be my favorite three Raiders quarterbacks. Your list may be different, but if you’re a Raiders fan, I think we can all agree that one of the best things about being a fan is the camaraderie within the Raider Nation unlike anything else in the NFL.

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