Las Vegas Raiders: 5 bold predictions for the 2020 offseason
1. The Raiders head into the 2020 season with a new starting QB
Derek Carr, quite frankly, has not been good enough. Has he been adequate? I guess. Average? Sure. But good enough to lead the franchise back to excellence? Not from what he has shown us in his first six years in the NFL.
Carr has only had one season in his tenure with the team where he threw for 30 or more touchdowns, and has yet to throw for 4,100 yards in a season. In his six years with the Raiders, he has made the playoffs just one time.
Not only are his numbers lacking, either. His play has not translated into winning football for Las Vegas, except for the magical 2016 season, when the Raiders won many games by less than one score, before Carr went down with an injury.
Everyone has seen the statistic that Carr has the second most losses of any starting quarterback through his first six seasons, behind only his brother, David.
Additionally, since 2009, no quarterback has a worse record against playoff teams than Derek Carr, his record sitting at 4-33 against such teams. Not to mention the fact that Raiders’ coach Jon Gruden has not, exactly, spoken glowingly of Carr in recent remarks.
Despite being under contract through 2022, the Raiders can save almost $14 million in cap room if they move on from Carr. Gruden does not have the patience for another year of Derek Carr, and whether it be through the draft, free-agency, or a trade, the Raiders will begin the 2020 NFL season with a new quarterback under center.