Carr Heads the Quarterback Class of 2014

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Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) drops back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Vikings win 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Head of the Class Derek Carr 

When it comes to the Class of 2014 quarterbacks, Derek Carr is definitely the head and shoulders above the rest at this time. His aforementioned eight touchdowns in his first five games are ahead of any quarterback in history at this point. So unless Bortles throws four touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns tomorrow and he likely won’t, Carr is ahead solidly.

Those eight touchdowns have five interceptions against them as his quarterback rating is 81.8 and his QBR is 52.3. He has yet to win one in his five starts as he doesn’t have the best defense in the world and his receiver corps drops passes. He would have had a 300-yard game against the Chargers and their No. 3 defense as he had 282 and one interception to go with that four touchdowns.

But his receivers dropped five passes in the game so you can’t accuse Carr of being under the best circumstances. At the same time, four of Carr’s five starts have been against teams with a defense that’s in the top 10 in the NFL so far. He has seen Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots and Rex Ryan’s New York Jets along with J.J. Watt and his Houston Texans.

To make a head-to-head comparison between at Carr and Bortles,, we have the Chargers as their one common opponent. Bortles had 254 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions to Carr’s 282 with four touchdowns and one interception. I don’t understand Jaworski when he goes on about Carr’s upside against Bortles’ floor when Carr is outplaying him now.

With his brother David (Carr) coming into the NFL 12 years prior, Carr was the one that was really the most prepared.