Las Vegas Raiders took care of Derek Carr this offseason
Bringing back the Offensive Line
There was a lot of talk surrounding Raiders right guard Gabe Jackson this offseason, and whether or not the team would pay him his $9.35 million salary. If they had cut him, they could have had a $0 cap penalty, but instead of moving on, they let his salary become guaranteed, which means he will once again he help protect Carr in 2020.
With Jackson coming back, and Richie Incognito signing a two-year extension, the entire starting five up front for Carr is back this season. That kind of consistency, and cohesiveness should give Carr the time, and confidence to stand in the pocket and deliver the ball downfield to some of his new weapons on the outside.
Rodney Hudson is arguably the best center in football, and tackles Trent Brown and Kolton Miller formed quite the duo in 2020, as Miller took a big step forward and Brown was a Pro Bowler. Carr got his whole line back for the upcoming season, and they have some talented depth behind them, so the expectation is that he should be kept clean more times than not.