Raiders: 2022 two-deep prediction for the offensive skill positions
QB1: Derek Carr
The quarterback position; The highest paid position on average, and the most impactful player more often than not. If you’re QB1, you hold the keys to your squad’s offense. For the Las Vegas Raiders, that’s Derek Carr.
Since being drafted in 2014, Carr has remained the starting quarterback for the Silver and Black. From the beginning, the former Fresno State quarterback etched his name in the record books, being the only quarterback in Raiders’ history to start Week 1 of their rookie season. Now with eight seasons in the books, the QB down in Sin City continues to carve his place into the Raiders’ record books, putting his name under various franchise records.
Through Carr’s journey to rewrite quarterback history for the Silver and Black, the ’14 second-round pick has also grabbed a few NFL records. In 2016, Carr took home the record for most game-winning passing touchdowns in league history, recording 5. In 2019, the Fresno State alum also snagged the record for most 4th quarter comebacks through a players first six-years, then again in ’20 for first seven-years.
This most recent season, the ’21 season, Carr helped the Raiders break the NFL record for most last-second victories in league history.
There’s no position battle more open and shut than who the starting quarterback will be for the Las Vegas Raiders this upcoming season, as Carr gears up for his ninth-year at the pro level, fresh off of a contract extension this off-season.