Derek Carr has the weapons to break Daryle Lamonica’s Raiders TD record
Carr came close to breaking it in 2015
In his second season in the NFL, Carr began emerging as a legitimate franchise quarterback, leading the team to a seven-win season, which was a big jump from the 3-13 campaign from the prior year. The second-year signal caller threw for 32 touchdowns, still his career-high, and went on a run where he threw a touchdown in eight straight games.
During that season, Carr had six games where he had two touchdowns, three where he had three, and even had back-to-back four-touchdown games. That span came in Week 8 and 9, where he threw for eight touchdowns against only one interception.
Carr would go on to be named a Pro Bowler for the first time, and the stage was set for the team to make their first playoff appearance since 2003 a year later. The young quarterback played well above his age, and for a brief moment in time, across 2015 and 2016, Raider Nation was in agreement that they had their guy to lead them back to the Promised Land.
Carr threw for 28 touchdowns against six interceptions in 2016, leading the Raiders to a playoff berth, though he was unable to play due to a broken leg. He has not come close to that since, tossing 22, 19, and 21 across the last three seasons.