Aidan O'Connell

25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Injury Coach's Decision
Est. Return 10/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
O'Connell turned a preferred walk-on spot at Purdue into a pair of second-team All-Big Ten honors by the time he left, completing 635 of 939 pass attempts for 7,202 yards and 50 touchdowns versus 24 picks in 24 games over his final two seasons with the Boilermakers. The Raiders subsequently spent a fourth-round pick on O'Connell (who will be 25 years old by the time Week 1 arrives) in the 2023 NFL Draft, and coach Josh McDaniels likely views O'Connell as a developmental project behind starter Jimmy Garoppolo, with veteran Brian Hoyer's experience probably giving him the edge for primary backup duties. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.35 million contract with the Raiders in May of 2023.
Serving as emergency QB
QBLas Vegas Raiders
Coach's Decision
September 10, 2023
O'Connell (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Broncos, but he'll dress and serve as the Raiders' emergency quarterback.
A rookie fourth-round pick, O'Connell shined during preseason action, but he's still behind veterans Jimmy Garoppolo and Brian Hoyer on the depth chart. O'Connell doesn't count against the 53-man roster, but he's eligible to play if both Garoppolo and Hoyer are forced out of the contest.
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Wraps up excellent preseason
QBLas Vegas Raiders
August 26, 2023
O'Connell completed 17 of 26 passes for 178 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 31-16 preseason loss to the Cowboys.
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Impressive preseason debut
QBLas Vegas Raiders
August 13, 2023
O'Connell completed 15 of 18 pass attempts for 141 yards, one touchdown and no turnovers in Sunday's 34-7 preseason win over San Francisco.
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Going out west to Vegas
QBLas Vegas Raiders
April 29, 2023
The Raiders selected O'Connell in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 135th overall.
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