Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr faces a make or break year in 2020, will he able to answer his critics with a 4,500 yard season?
Much has been made this offseason about how the Las Vegas Raiders feel about quarterback Derek Carr. Early on the rumors were swirling that the Raiders were looking to replace him with Tom Brady, and things heated up even further when owner Mark Davis was spotted being extra chummy with Tom at a UFC fight in Las Vegas.
Brady chose the less well-dressed pirate team in the NFL and the rumors shifted over to the Raiders bringing in Marcus Mariota not just as a backup and to strengthen the quarterback room, but to take over the job from Carr as soon as things got bumpy. Mariota is currently the clear number two behind Carr, and if you would believe the Carr haters, he is hot on the his tail and could challenge him in training camp.
Regardless of who you think the Raiders should start at quarterback, they are currently rolling with Carr as the starter for the seventh straight season and for their first season in Las Vegas. The team went out and got Carr a bunch of new toys for 2020 and are expecting big things from the former Fresno State star in his third season under Jon Gruden.
With all of these new toys we ask the question, will Derek Carr be able to take another statistical leap and set new career highs in passing yards? Let’s discuss the case for both the over and under of Carr throwing for 4,500 yards in 2020.