Ranking the Raiders’ top-5 Quarterbacks in franchise history
Drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Carr was immediately given the Raiders’ starting quarterback job. After a solid rookie season, Carr would go on to be a Pro Bowl selection each of the next three seasons. Perhaps his shining moment as the Raiders quarterback came in 2016.
While he would suffer a season-ending injury in week sixteen of the season, he led the Raiders to a 12-3 record with 3,937 passing yards and 28 touchdowns to just six interceptions on the season. He would finish third in the NFL’s MVP voting. The Raiders would lose in the Wild Card round to the Texans after Carr broke his leg two weeks prior.
Unfortunately, Carr’s career has been known for the amount of change he has undergone. When the 2022 season begins, new head coach Josh McDaniels will be his sixth head coach in nine seasons. Through the many rebuild seasons, his win-loss record currently sits at 57-70. However, it is truly hard to place the blame solely on him for those losses.
After battling through a tumultuous 2021 where he lost both his head coach and number one receiver, Carr was finally able to experience the NFL playoffs. While Las Vegas would eventually lose, they pushed the eventual AFC Champion Bengals to the wire and had a chance to beat them on the last play.
Already the Raiders’ all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns, Carr will have both numbers at an untouchable spot when he retires. He will also very likely be number one on this list at the end of his career. Alas, the player above him has won more big games which is really the only thing Carr’s resume lacks.