Las Vegas Raiders: Derek Carr to zero in on another No. 15

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Michael Crabtree as a Raiders WR. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Since taking over as the starting quarterback for the Raiders franchise, Derek Carr has zeroed in on No. 15, and that should remain the same in 2021.

The Las Vegas Raiders decided to sign John Brown during the offseason in the hopes that he could replace the need for a veteran receiver after Nelson Agholor signed a hefty contract with the New England Patriots. Yesterday, it was announced that, for the 2021 season, Brown would be wearing the number 15, one that has become a favorite for Derek Carr.

It all started with the first wearer of number 15, Michael Crabtree, who joined Las Vegas in 2015. That first year with Carr, Crabtree earned over 900 receiving yards and found the end zone nine times. Those yards would end up being his third-highest in a single season, and those touchdowns would tie for his single season-best.

He improved on these numbers in Las Vegas’ magical playoff season in 2016, where he racked up just over 1,000 yards, 89 receptions, and eight touchdowns. Unfortunately, Crabtree’s run with Carr and company would last only one more season, as the two parted ways after the 2017 campaign.

It would be three years before Carr was able to focus on another No. 15.

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