Recapping the 2020 Las Vegas Raiders: Quarterbacks
By Brad Weiss
Overall Grade and Recap
As a tandem, you have to be happy with what the Raiders have at quarterback, as Carr is an above-average player, and Mariota may be the best backup in football. The Raiders paid Mariota a ton of money this past offseason, and he rewarded them by nearly pulling off the victory against Los Angeles in that Thursday night thriller.
Carr, statistically, had his best season as a pro and continues to show that he can run Gruden’s very difficult offense flawlessly at times. Sure, there were some head-scratching plays, which we seem to get from him every season, but for the most part, the quarterback play was not the reason this team did not make the playoffs this season.
Looking at his contract, Carr is actually a cheap quarterback now, so expect him back under center in 2021.
Carr played great football this season, and had he actually had a serviceable defense, the Raiders would likely have made the playoffs for the second time in his career. Overall, he did enough to help this team win, and on a team with a bunch of issues, they appear to be set at quarterback for at least the remainder of Carr’s contract.