It was looking more and more like J.P. Losman was going to sign with the Colts in the near future. Indy is in need of a backup QB with playing experience, as Jim Sorgi is on I-R and their only other backup is rookie Curtis Painter. But it appears there’s now serious competition for Losman from another NFL club.
According to Pro Football Talk Losman is going to sign a contract with the Raiders. Losman just finished a season in the UFL where he led the Las Vegas Locomotives to the inaugural championship (there were only four teams).
But Losman was under the tutelage of Jim Fassel, a known QB rehabilitator. With Bruce Gradkowski injured, JaMarcus Russell a mess and Charlie Frye an unrealistic option Losman heads to Oakland with an opportunity to be a long term answer at quarterback.
It’s not surprising that Raiders chairman Al Davis is interested in Losman. Davis is still trying to run the deep ball offense that made the Raiders so successful in the 70’s and Losman is not afraid to chuck it.
He’s also much closer to his hometown of Venice, than he would be had things worked out in Indy. But in Indy he’s a backup. In Oakland he’d have a legitimate chance to play. Not right away as he has an offense to learn, but perhaps late this year or next season.
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