The Raiders could be looking for a quarterback of the future depending on the decisions made by both Derek Carr and the new Raiders front office.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s future has always been in question by the media and fans despite the constant reassurance from his head coaches, whether it was Jon Gruden or new head coach Josh McDaniels. McDaniels has had nothing but great things to say about Carr every single time he has spoken to the media, but we won’t truly know the future of Carr until he and the Raiders sign on the dotted line on his extension.
What we do know about McDaniels and the New England Patriots way of doing things is that they drafted and developed quarterbacks almost every year no matter who they had under center.
In this year’s draft class there is no consensus No. 1 quarterback, it just depends on what you like in a signal-caller. Malik Willis is a dynamic athlete with his legs but does have accuracy problems and has underperformed when going against the better competition. Kenny Pickett started a bunch of games for his college, and got better in every single game, culminating in a third-place finish in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Or maybe you like Sam Howell, a player who if he had entered the draft last season would’ve been a first-round pick, and was the No. 1 quarterback entering the 2021 collegiate season. However, he underperformed this season, partially due to a severe loss of talent from the year before.
But any one of those players will likely cost a first-round pick despite them being in the 30s when it comes to many of the experts’ big board. My choice for a quarterback to draft and develop doesn’t stray too far from Las Vegas, in fact, he played his collegiate ball in the same state as the Raiders, and that is Nevada quarterback Carson Strong.