Relax, Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr isn’t going anywhere
Watson is a generational player, but would Raiders actually pull the trigger and trade for him, replacing Derek Carr?
Whether the Raiders as an organization would pull the trigger or not, Watson’s a dynamic talent. He’d be the closest thing to a ‘generational talent’ since they had Mack. While Derek Carr’s been efficient as the Raiders’ starting quarterback, Watson might be able to elevate this offense to another level.
A three time Pro Bowler since 2017, Watson has thrown for 104 touchdowns and just 36 interceptions. He’s also a two-dimensional quarterback, the use of his legs is what sets him apart from several NFL quarterbacks.
Watson’s accumulated 1,677 rushing yards in his career, posting an average of 5.5 yards per rushing attempt. He’s also notched 17 touchdowns on the ground on his own, compared to Carr’s six, even though Carr’s has played two more seasons than Watson.
Take a closer look and you’ll see that Watson has 15 broken tackles in the last three years. This type of speed and movement doesn’t come around too often at the quarterback position.
More than anything, it shows you what Watson can do on the ground which changes the offense’s capabilities. Extending plays the way Watson does, would benefit the Raiders’ receivers tremendously.
It would be a thing of beauty to see in ‘Sin City,’ a true attraction. However, Raider Nation might want to accept reality before they get ahead of themselves once again in the offseason.