Overall Grade and Recap
Derek Carr started and played in all 16 games for the Raiders in 2019, with Mike Glennon appearing in two games, and completing six-of-10 passes. For the year, Carr finished with over 4,000 yards for the second straight season, 21 touchdowns, and a 70.4 completion percentage, which ranked him No. 2 in the NFL behind only New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Sure, a lot of those completions came from short passes, and many would trade that high percentage for him taking more shots downfield. With two first round picks in 2020, and five of the first 100 selections, the Las Vegas Raiders will give him more options at wide receiver, and in Year 3 of Gruden’s system, Carr should once again put up big numbers statistically.
Based on the talent around him at wide receiver, I would think Carr had a pretty good season through the air, completing over 70 percent of his passes for the first time in his career. At 28-years old, the franchise is not going to wait much longer for him to lead them to the playoffs, and if it does not happen in 2020, you have to think they are going to look elsewhere at quarterback moving forward.