The Las Vegas Raiders have one of the best quarterbacks in the AFC in Derek Carr, and here, we dive into whether or not he throws 30 or more touchdowns in 2022.
The 2022 Las Vegas Raiders will once again be led by quarterback Derek Carr, starting his ninth season as the starting quarterback for the franchise. For Carr, his career has been a roller coaster ride, as he looked like a perennial Pro Bowl player early on, even getting some MVP buzz back in 2016, but the fan base has been undecided on him ever since.
Throughout his career, Carr has had to navigate a bunch of coaching changes and a revolving door at wide receiver, but now, things are different. Josh McDaniels looks like a head coach that could be around for the long haul, and he has multiple elite weapons in the passing game, including his best friend, Davante Adams.
Overall, Carr has all the weapons he needs to have his best season as a pro, and it will really come down to whether or not he gets the protection he needs upfront. If he does, the NFL has been put on notice.
Las Vegas Raiders 2022 Over/Under: 30 passing touchdowns for Derek Carr
In 2015, Derek Carr threw for a career-high 32 touchdowns, good for second-place all-time in a single season in Raiders history. It was also the only time he has thrown for over 30 touchdowns in a season, but in 2022, my expectation is that he will not only throw for more than 32 but blow away the team’s single-season touchdown pass record.
The Las Vegas Raiders are looking to make consecutive trips to the playoffs in 2022, and some players will need to exceed expectations to do so.
The big thing for the Raiders will be making it back to the playoffs, as they have made it only once in Carr’s career. However, if things go well for Carr, and he stays healthy, he should be able to pass Daryle Lamonica in terms of the single-season passing touchdown record (34), setting another franchise mark.
Carr throws for a career-high 40 touchdowns, setting the Raiders’ single-season record.