The Raiders are expected to cut a $72.25 million star after the season.

The future of the position for the Las Vegas Raiders is uncertain after having the same starting quarterback for nine years in Derek Carr.

Jimmy Garoppolo was signed this summer, but he's already injured, and the organization may easily get out of his deal. While he is a capable starting quarterback, he is not the team's long-term solution.

In fact, he may not even have the opportunity to stay for long. There has been conjecture that he might be released before ever seeing action for the squad.

That still sounds unlikely, but Bleacher Report's Kristopher Knox predicts he'll play this season but won't be back in 2024:

When Garoppolo is on the field, he won't be able to carry the club way an outstanding franchise quarterback can.

He performed well with the 49ers, but he was never expected to do too much. While the defense in Las Vegas could improve this season, it isn't the top-tier team he had in San Francisco.

The Raiders have great hopes for rookie fourth-round choice Aidan O'Connell, but it's way too early to tell whether he'll be talented enough to play in the NFL.

If this season falls apart and the club ends up with another top-10 selection, the team will consider choosing a quarterback. Unfortunately for the Raiders, the AFC is brimming with talented quarterbacks.

If they want to contend, they'll need a quarterback with greater potential than Garoppolo or O'Connell.