Las Vegas Raiders reportedly talking with Justin Herbert

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  • Las Vegas Raiders
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  • Justin Herbert
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  • Marcus Mariota
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    American football quarterback

Could this potentially be an Oregon football fan's biggest dream coming true? Two outstanding Oregon football quarterbacks together on the same NFL roster?

Potentially.

Reported on Monday by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Justin Herbert has a video call today with the Las Vegas Raiders.

The other former Oregon quarterback on the Raiders roster? Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.

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The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up how the NFL Draft will take place.

According to Pro Football Talk, teams can contact draft prospects up to three times a week, and up to an hour at a time. So a prospect like Herbert is likely busy on FaceTime, talking to NFL coaches and personnel people frequently.

Now, several of the latest 2020 NFL mock drafts have the Los Angeles Chargers selecting Herbert with the No. 6 pick of the NFL Draft. While most signs are pointing to Los Angeles as the likely destination for the hometown hero Justin Herbert, anything can happen on draft night. The Raiders currently hold the No. 12 pick and have already signed Mariota in NFL free agency. 

So why would they take another quarterback? 

Because Jon Gruden loves quarterbacks.

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Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk explains: 

The Raiders say they're sticking with Derek Carr as their starter and have signed Marcus Mariota to back him up, but given how Jon Gruden likes collecting quarterbacks, it wouldn't be surprising to see them draft one as well.

Not one, but potential two Ducks could send the former second round quarterback to the bench this season. How hot is that seat, Mr. Carr? Hypothetically speaking, of course.

Las Vegas Raiders reportedly talking with Justin Herbert originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest