The Las Vegas Raiders have plenty of weapons on the offensive side of the ball, and here is why quarterback Derek Carr will be top-10 at his position in 2021.
The Las Vegas Raiders have gone all-in on their defense in 2021, leaving little to no room for major additions in free agency to the offense. Nearly all the big-name free agents brought in this offseason were on defense, including Yannick Ngakoue, Casey Heyward, Quintin Jefferson, Solomon Thomas, and most recently, Gerold McCoy.
While the Raiders did lose many of their offensive linemen to trades, they brought in some savvy veterans including Nick Martin from the Texans, and drafted Alex Leatherwood in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. They also grabbed a few receivers off the market in John Brown and Willie Snead, which could lead to Derek Carr’s biggest year since his breakout in 2016.
The Raiders’ faith in Derek Carr has been proven time and time again, as they’ve continually stuck with him, even after Marcus Mariota played extremely well while Carr was injured last season. While some fans have sought to look elsewhere, the front office and Jon Gruden have stuck with him through thick and thin.
Here are three reasons why Derek Carr will be a top-10 quarterback this season.