How Raiders’ Aidan O’Connell has impressed Maxx Crosby this offseason

As the quarterback battle brews in Las Vegas, Aidan O’Connell has been making waves among his teammates, earning commendation from none other than Maxx Crosby himself. The Raiders’ defensive stalwart couldn’t help but notice O’Connell’s growth and newfound confidence, particularly in his ability to dish out some spirited trash talk.

Crosby’s praise speaks volumes about O’Connell’s progress, with the second-year QB leaving a lasting impression on his teammates during the offseason. Despite the ups and downs of Tuesday’s mandatory minicamp practice, O’Connell showcased his accuracy and resilience, delivering a well-placed touchdown pass to Jalen Guyton amidst tight coverage.


Teammate Nate Hobbs echoed the sentiment, highlighting O’Connell’s ability to make plays that even caught his own teammates off guard. With each impressive throw, O’Connell is solidifying his place as a legitimate contender in the quarterback competition.

However, despite O’Connell’s standout performances, the battle for the starting job remains unresolved, with Gardner Minshew also vying for the coveted role. As the Raiders navigate through training camp and preseason, the quarterback duel is expected to intensify, keeping fans and pundits alike on the edge of their seats until a final decision is made.