Curious case of Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr
Looking deeper into his statistics
With half the fan base clamoring for the team to move on from Carr for their move to Vegas, the team doubled down, putting some incredible weapons around him. If you take a deeper look into his statistics, you will see a quarterback who is a lot more clutch than people give him credit for, and someone who should be able to win games on a more consistent basis.
Last season, Carr had an adjusted competition percentage of 82.9%, which is just a half percentage point away from Drew Brees at 83.4%. He was also one of the better quarterbacks while under pressure with a QB rating of 88.4, compare that to the best quarterback of last year Patrick Mahomes II with a 89.7 or the MVP Lamar Jackson with 97.7.
He also threw zero interceptions while under pressure, and five touchdowns while on the run from defenders.
One unrecognized stat from last year is the decision and progression that Carr had, as well as a 104 passer rating when he was kept clean. Carr’s average time in the pocket was just over three seconds, which is one of the longest, and it tells two stories.
- The offensive line held their own considering they allowed 29 sacks all last season
- Carr went through his progressions effectively and made sure not to turn the ball over.