Raiders: Ranking every season of Derek Carr’s career
The 2019 Raiders had a lot of pressure put on them. After all, this was going to be the last season they ever played in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas. In addition, the Raiders were featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks in the off-season after the additions of three first-round picks and star-wideout Antonio Brown.
While “AB” was supposed to give Carr the elite target he was lacking, he instead found that in the form of tight end Darren Waller. While he became one of the league’s best weapons, Carr had the best statistical season of his career at this point. With 4,054, 21 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions, he helped lead the Raiders to a 6-4 record by week eleven.
Unfortunately, they would not be able to keep it going as they would go 1-5 over their next six and miss the playoffs. The worst of these losses came in week fifteen against the Jaguars. In what would be the last game ever played in Oakland, the Raiders would gove up the lead in the fourth quarter and Carr and the offense could never get it back.
Early on in 2019, Carr would become the Raiders’ all-time leading passer when he passed the Hall of Famer Ken Stabler. Despite this, rumors would again swirl about his future with the team. While the team was connected to Tom Brady at points, they elected to stick with “4” going forward.