Quarterback Marc Wilson, who has been released by the Los Angeles Raiders, says there's a chance he could return to the Raiders next season.
"It's certainly a possibility," he said. "And I think that's good."Wilson's agent, Howard Slusher, also can talk to the NFL's other 27 teams since Wilson is a free agent.
"Right now, I have to sit back and wait to see what's out there," said Wilson. "I have no way of predicting what's going to happen in the next few weeks."
Wilson, 31, earned $1 million from the Raiders last season. In 1983, he signed a $4 million contract with Raiders owner Al Davis after Donald Trump attempted to lure Wilson to the United States Football League.
Under NFL rules, Wilson would have been awarded a 10 percent raise to a guaranteed $1.1 million for 1988 if the Raiders had continued to negotiate with him.
Wilson won't say if he will take a pay cut to play next season, but did say: "A lot of things go into a decision like this. Being in a place where I can play, that's important."
Wilson, a resident of the Seattle suburb of Woodinville, had his best statistical NFL season last year. After replacing Rusty Hilger during a Week 9 loss to Minnesota, Wilson completed 152 of 266 passes for 2,070 yards, with the highest passing percentage (571) and touchdown-to-interception ratio (2-8) of his career.
However, the Raiders went 2-5 with Wilson at quarterback.
"It seems like every rumor in the world involves some other quarterback coming to the Raiders," he said. "During the season, I can't even go to the gas station without getting asked about the latest trade rumor. To this point, I'm not shy at all about saying I'm pleased with what I've done."