The Las Vegas Raiders pushed their record to 7-7 in Week 15, setting up the most crucial three-game stretch of his career for Derek Carr.
Throughout his NFL career with the Raiders franchise, Derek Carr has re-wrote the record book in terms of almost every passing statistic. Unfortunately for the Raiders, that has not come with a ton of winning, as the team made only one playoff appearance since he was drafted in 2014, and he did not even participate in the game.
That was because Carr broke his leg on Christmas Eve, and was forced to watch Connor Cook take on the Houston Texans in the Wild Card round. Since then, the franchise has been through what seems to be a revamp every offseason, but when Jon Gruden arrived for the 2018 NFL season, it seemed like Carr would finally have some stability.
However, Gruden quickly stripped the roster, sending away Carr’s best friend in Khalil Mack, while also trading away his No. 1 weapon, Amari Cooper. Overall, it has been one head coach, or offensive coordinator, or set of weapons after another for No. 4, which has led to the Raiders losing far too many more games than they have won with him under center.
Entering Week 16 of Year 8, he is going into the biggest stretch of his career, one that could define his tenure as the franchise quarterback for the Silver and Black.