How good can Derek Carr actually be?
Derek Carr will go down as the most prolific passer in Raiders history, that much is pretty much set in stone, but how good can he actually be? Last season, Carr was tortured by a terrible offensive line for much of the season, but still managed to throw for over 4,000 yards for the first time in his career.
The fact that Carr was able to be so productive was almost shocking, as he completed nearly 70 percent of his passes, all the while running for his life every time he dropped back to pass. In addition, Carr had very little weapons to throw to, as Amari Cooper was traded, and Jordy Nelson led a wide receiver group with little depth.
In 2019, Carr will get the chance to show just how good he is, and I am expecting something close to the MVP form he showed back in 2016. Carr has the best weapons he has ever had as the Raiders starting quarterback, and will finally get to be in the same offensive system for only the second time in his NFL career.
All told, Carr is a special player, and the Raiders are going to be very happy they decided to stick with him for 2019 and beyond.