Raiders Are Done With Derek Carr
The Raiders are done with Derek Carr, it would appear.
Coming into the season there was a lot of speculation on how Carr would mesh with Jon Gruden.
Initially when Oakland hired its big name head coach, there was chatter about how he was not particularly enamored with the skill set that Carr brought to the table.
Apparently that has not changed over the past year.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 22, 2019
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Raiders are seriously considering getting a new quarterback on board as they head to Las Vegas in 2020.
“Carr, who turns 29 in March, is completing his second season with quarterback guru Jon Gruden as head coach,” he wrote.
“And while there are other mitigating factors like Antonio Brown’s bizarre defection and some injuries as well, several sources close to Gruden expect him to dissect the 2020 quarterback class and explore options to perhaps upgrade at the most critical position in the game.”
Things looked like they were trending in the right direction for Oakland at the start of the season. The team got off to an expectations-beating 6-4 start through 10 games, before ultimately dropping four straight.
In the latter half of the year, Carr increasingly reverted back to being the guy Gruden was not sure about last year.
On the season, Carr has recorded 3,372 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has also thrown eight interceptions so far.
The Raiders selected Carr in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft with expectations that he would be their quarterback of the future.
Clearly based on his production thus far in his career he has failed to live up to those expectations.
Will the Raiders ultimately be able to find a replacement for him? That will likely be heavily dependent on what sort of talent is still on the board when the organization is making 2020 NFL Draft picks.