Raiders appear to be ‘all-in’ on Carr
Based on everything that has been said, and all the draft picks and free agency signings, Carr is certainly viewed as the starter for 2021, and possibly beyond. Carr has put up outstanding statistics during his time with Gruden, throwing for over 4,000 yards every season, and minimizing his interceptions.
However, the Raiders still are not getting to the playoffs with Carr under center, and you have to think that the 2021 campaign is a monster one for him. After winning four games in 2018, then seven in 2019, and eight in 2020, the hope is that the Silver and Black can get to double-digit wins in 2021, and punch their ticket to the playoffs.
That would go a long way in proving that the Raiders were right in passing on quality draft capital to stick with Carr. Also, it would prove that Carr can win at the NFL level, something he has only done once in his career, the 2016 campaign.
The Las Vegas Raiders did a nice job adding talent to the roster this offseason, but was it enough in a loaded AFC heading into the 2021 season?
Of course, if things go off the rails in 2021, and Las Vegas is picking in the top-10 in the 2022 NFL Draft, then Carr will certainly be a scapegoat. His contract is coming to an end and based on all of the top signal-callers in the league, his deal is team-friendly, but a new contract will show whether or not the franchise is truly ‘all-in’ on No. 4.
In my opinion, they certainly appear to be.