Raiders: Will Derek Carr really have the best season of his career?
Looking ahead to the 2020 NFL season
Whether you are a Carr supporter, or naysayer, you can not deny the fact this is the most talented group he has had ever had around him offensively. You can not deny the fact the record has improved in the two years Carr has worked under Gruden as well.
With a much deeper knowledge of the offense, added weapons, and one of the best offensive lines in the league, Carr has no excuse not to get the job done this year.
It all boils down to the main topic on hand here, will Derek Carr have his best season yet? I think he surely will. Every added dimension here is vital and will show in the numbers. The only issue at hand is who is at the top in this division.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the class of not only the AFC West, but the NFL. They are coming off a Super Bowl win after all, and have bolstered their already impressive roster this offseason. With that being said, Carr has the best chance he has ever had to try and attempt to knock the Chiefs off that mantle.
Can he and will he? Well that is all up to him, because the knowledge of the offense is there, as well as the many pieces to have a successful offense.
One topic of conversation which seems to go unnoticed is the mental state of Carr. Raiders fans have been very subjective to Carr in recent years. It’s gotten to a point where Carr himself has even spoken out about being disrespected. When it’s being addressed in any matter, this show’s it does affect his mental state.
Most likely, as the Raiders have already announced, the NFL will not be able to have fans in the stands this season. That could end up being a huge advantage for the Raiders, who are a young team, and have not had much success going on the road and taking on the Chiefs since Carr took over as the starter.
With no fans, another year with the playbook, and added weaponry, Carr should have a season in which Raider fans know he is capable of, or hope that he is. Carr should have his best season as a pro in 2020, and if he doesn’t, the Raiders may look to make a change in 2021 and beyond.