Derek Carr Ready to Play Now
Nov 29, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass against the San Jose State Spartans in the third quarter at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans defeated the Bulldogs 62-52. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Quarterback guru and former Raider head coach Jon Gruden told SiriusXM NFL radio, “Derek Carr has the best arm talent in this draft.” Gruden did nothing but tell the truth in that interview.
Carr’s arm is so strong, he can flick a football ball 60 yards in the air without stepping into it. He often did this off of his back foot, using none of his lower body in college. As he is now coached to step into his throws and use his whole body, his arm strength will rival that of Jay Cutler.
Carr’s accuracy is also already among the elite in the NFL as more than his career 70 percent completion percentage college will attest. His ball placement allows him to throw into the tight spaces where only his receiver can get it. His throws on go-routes don’t make his receivers break stride and I don’t think Aaron Rodgers can even throw a fade-route any better.