The Las Vegas Raiders are out to a 6-4 start to the 2020 NFL season, and as we celebrate Thanksgiving, here are four things to be thankful for.
As we prepare to spend this holiday with our family, expertly spaced six-feet from each other with masks, sanitizers and no more than four people to a table, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the 2020 Las Vegas Raiders team at this juncture in the season, and dish on some things fans can be thankful for.
Quarterback Derek Carr
Derek Carr, in his seventh year as the Raiders starting quarterback, is showing full command and control of the Raiders offense. He has taken complete ownership of this Raiders team and has been silencing doubters along the way, leading the Silver and Black to wins in six of their first ten games.
Carr entered the season with a mighty chip on his shoulder and has been playing with a seemingly growing one every week. The Raiders offense is consistently putting up at least 30 points a game and Carr’s accuracy is one of the reasons for it.
In an offense where completion percentage and possessions mean keeping drives alive, Carr has been directing this offense with expert precision. In Year 3 of Jon Gruden’s offense, Carr has a deep grasp of the entire playbook inside and out, along with the confidence that he is the team’s true franchise quarterback.