Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
I Believe He’s Ready!
For more reasons than one, I believe the Carr is ready to play right now and it would be nothing like what happened to his brother. If anything, he learned from his brother, who began teaching him how to be an NFL quarterback at the age of 12. In an interview with ESPN The Magazine, David (Carr) said of his training Derek (Carr), “If I had to take some bumps so he didn’t have to, so be it.”
Also remember that his brother was drafted to an expansion team where he was sacked a whopping 249 times in his first five years. The Raiders haven’t won much lately but their not an expansion team and their offensive line looks good these days. He has weapons around him too so if his decision making is up to par, and I think it will be, the Raiders’ offense will be something to marvel.
Colin Kaepernick was ready and he came from the same Pistol offense and from the same Mountain West Conference. Closer to home for Carr, Andrew Luck was ready as his father played in the NFL so he was able to impart his wisdom to Luck. Now there’s Carr, who’s been breaking down film as an NFL quarterback since he was 12 and he played in a pro style offense in high school and his first two years in college so all there is left for him to do is play.