With the recent success of quarterback Derek Carr and the Raiders, should the team consider extending Carr sooner rather than later?
The Las Vegas Raiders sit at 6-4, surprising the majority of the league with their success and skill, even after a close loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. With the rumors of the Raiders moving on from Derek Carr over the years, the quarterback had something to prove coming into this season, as he was tired of being disrespected.
Carr has done more than enough to silence the critics, playing the best football of his career and doing enough to not only secure his job for next year, but likely for years to come. The Raiders are building something special in the desert, and Carr absolutely loves being the franchise quarterback.
Last season, the Raiders were also 6-4 through ten games before the wheels fell off, and the team ended the season on the outside looking in for the fifth time in Carr’s six seasons as a starter. This season, the team is built to win games late in the year, and it certainly looks like they have the right guy under center.
With that said, here are four reasons the Raiders should extend Derek Carr.