Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is entering his seventh season as the starter, but most national media outlets are still very low on him.
The Las Vegas Raiders have high hopes heading into the 2020 NFL season, as they have capitalized on two good draft classes, and brought in some solid talent via free agency. After a seven-win 2019 campaign, the stage is set for them to take the franchise to the next level, but they will only go as far as Derek Carr will take them.
During his career, Carr has had his ups and downs, and that includes a 2016 season that put him in the conversation of being the league’s Most Valuable Player. However, he broke his leg on Christmas Eve, and the team has not done much winning since, and has not returned to the playoffs.
As he enters the 2020 campaign, there is a lot of pressure on him to produce, especially with the franchise investing so much in the talent around him. He has his entire starting offensive line returning, and an elite tight end and running back, while his wideout group is as good as it has ever been since he was drafted.
Still, many in the national media are not sold on Carr, stating he reached his ceiling, as he continues to be rated low in terms of the other starters in the league.