Raiders QB Derek Carr will be measured by wins only in 2020

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Derek Carr has put up solid statistical numbers over the past two years for the Raiders, but he will only be measured by wins in 2020.

Since Jon Gruden came back to take over as Raiders head coach in 2018, rumors have been swirling that he would make a move at quarterback. Gruden likes his quarterbacks to make things happen with their feet, and take shots downfield, and Derek Carr has a reputation of not doing either.

So for the past three offseason, Carr has been in the cross-hairs of the media, putting his name in trades, stating the team would draft his replacement, or adding any free agent quarterback to the Raiders roster. Through it all, Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock have said they back Carr, love Carr, and know they are lucky to have him, so why all the noise?

Last season, Carr put together a fantastic statistical campaign, throwing for a career-high in passing yards, while finishing only second to Drew Brees in completion percentage. In fact, he completed more than 70 percent of his passes, accomplishing the feat without a true WR1 at his disposal.

However, the media, and members of Raider Nation still feel the team will move on from him in 2021, or possibly even during the 2020 campaign, as they brought in Marcus Mariota to back him up this season.