By far the most important player on the Oakland Raiders is Derek Carr. Although Carr started the season slowly, he has really picked his play up. In the past 7 games, Carr has 1,650 yards 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Having a good quarterback is most important for a team to win a Super Bowl. Derek Carr has received a lot of criticism this year, and many people believe Carr might be traded. Holding onto Carr proved the right move for this organization moving forward, as good quarterbacks are hard to come by.
Just ask the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills & Minnesota Vikings how there QB situation has been over the past 15 years.
Other players could have been included in this list if it was expanded, but if the Raiders could only take five players from their current roster, this would be the five. Carr is playing at an elite level once again, and doing it with very little weapons, so one can only believe how much he will continue to grow under Jon Gruden in this offense with more weapons in the coming years.