With superstar wide receiver Davante Adams in tow, the Las Vegas offense is loaded. For this reason, Carr is primed for an MVP-caliber season.
Despite constant trade rumors as one of the most divisive players in the NFL, the Raiders appear committed to quarterback Derek Carr. After eight seasons, the Raiders have once again put all of their trust behind Carr, and for good reason. After a 2021 season where he set career highs in both passing yards and completions, Carr may just be hitting his stride.
In his eight-year career, Carr has had mostly average or above-average seasons. His best years were all the way back in 2015 and 2016. Still a youngster in the league, Carr threw for 3.987 yards and 32 touchdowns in his second season. However, the MVP talk wouldn’t start until 2016 when he had 3,937 yards and 28 touchdowns in just fifteen games. More importantly, the Raiders were 12-3 under his watch. He finished third in the MVP voting that season.
Since then, Carr has improved statistically, but the team’s success has not always been there. However, some would argue he deserved some MVP consideration in 2021 after finishing fifth in the NFL in passing yards and leading the Raiders to the playoffs in one of the most eventful seasons ever. Regardless, after much change, Carr is primed to enter the MVP conversation once again.