Predicting the superlatives for the Raiders 2022 season
Why Carr will win MVP, Reason No. 1
Carr has been an incredible leader both on and off the field during his NFL career. If there’s just one example to prove this, it happened last year.
After being 3-2 to start the ’21 season, Jon Gruden, the Raiders head coach at the time, resigned from his position following leaked emails of his from years prior. Las Vegas managed to overcome this, winning their next 2 games to sit at 5-2, when things took a turn for the worst. The Raiders lost their no.1 wideout, Henry Ruggs, causing the team to lose all momentum.
From 5-2, the team soon found themselves at 5-5. From 5-5, the Silver and Black would drop below 500, sitting at 6-7. This is when things turned around, as Carr and the Raiders decided they would not let these events dictate their season, no matter how devastating they were to the team.
With a 6-7 record, Carr and company rallied to win the last four, propelling them to the postseason with a 10-7 record. This stretch included a season-finale game against the division rival Las Angeles Chargers, ultimately knocking LAC out of playoff contention.
Carr’s leadership wasn’t a question mark before orchestrating such a rally, but the extreme showmanship of perseverance is enough by itself to prove the point being made here.