ALAMEDA -- Hue Jackson says he has not "decided" yet who his starting quarterback will be Sunday against Kansas City.But could the "living on the edge" rookie Raiders coach have something even more unconventional up his sleeve, like ensuring that all three signal callers -- Carson Palmer, Kyle Boller and Terrelle Pryor -- get reps to keep the Chiefs guessing?
Jackson is keeping things close to his vest, in fact saying on Thursday, "I just laugh at all the reports" that Palmer is starting. But in revealing Wednesday that all three quarterbacks took snaps with the first-team offense, he might have showed his hand a tad.Because, why would Jackson sacrifice precious snaps to a rookie that would purportedly be put to better use by Palmer, who needs all the time he can get with his new teammates, unless he was gearing up to get in the game?Pryor brings a totally different skill set than either Palmer, who is the classical stand-tall-in-the-pocket-and-throw-it-downfield QB, or Boller, who has a big arm but fancies himself a little more mobile. With his 4.38 40-speed, Pryor could present matchup nightmares for an unsuspecting Chiefs defense out of the Wildcat.And when Jackson was asked Thursday if he could potentially use both Palmer and Boller against Kansas City, he just smiled."Well," Jackson said, "I mean, you didn't mention Terrelle."OK, then, what about getting all three in the game?"Well, come on," Jackson answered. "Everybody's an option. I mean, I could use Jacoby Ford back there if I had to. You know, I mean, we have all kinds of different packages we could use. Anything and everything is up and available right now. Just let me tell you that."