Aidan O'Connell
Raiders QB Aidan O'Connell To Make His Debut
9 months ago

Las Vegas Raiders rookie quarterback, Aidan O’ Connell will make his first start in Week 4 vs. the LA Chargers.Sucharacter

It’s Aidan O’Connell’s big day, today, in LA. The rookie quarterback from Purdue will make his first NFL start, in place of the bell-rung Jimmy G, as the Raiders travel to the Chargers. O’Connell was given the spot start over backup Brian Hoyer.

While the relative handsomeness of the three QB’s may be up for debate, O’Connell closely resembles Super Troopers character Rod Farva, the Raiders brass decided that the levels of readiness weren’t. O’Connell took first-team snaps in practice this week with Garoppolo in concussion protocol.

It’s somewhat dubious starting unseen rookie quarterbacks in fantasy, but O’Connell comported himself nicely in the pre-season completing 69.4% of his passes and leading all rookies in QBR. He does have two very capable receivers in Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers who will help him against a Chargers defense that is ranked 28th in defensive points allowed and last in passing yards allowed.