Four Raiders named to ESPN all-decade AFC West team
Derek Carr named the Raiders Player of the Decade
For all the talk that has surrounded Derek Carr during his six seasons as the starter for the Raiders, one thing is true, he stopped what was a turnstile of quarterbacks when he took over as the starter in 2014. Carr has been the starter since Day 1 with the Raiders, and while his overall record is not very good, he has rewrote the franchise record book in terms of passing.
Carr is currently the Raiders all-time leader in passing yards, completion percentage, and completions, while standing only seven touchdowns behind the great Ken Stabler in that category. In addition, he is fresh off arguably his best statistical season as a pro, as he set a career-high in passing yards while completing 70 percent of his passes.
At 1.9%, Carr also has the lowest interception percentage, as he has only 62 picks to go along with his 143 touchdowns. For a franchise that has starved for a franchise quarterback since Rich Gannon, Carr has put up the numbers in the stat categories, and now he just needs to start stacking wins.
Former edge rusher Khalil Mack was the honorable mention in terms of the team’s player of the decade, and for good reason. The 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was the first player in history to be named First Team All-Pro at two different positions in a single season, and when he was patrolling the edges for the Raiders, he was the best in football at his position.