Upcoming QB class will force the Raiders to move on from Derek Carr
The Time is Now
As mentioned, the Raiders currently hold the number two overall pick in a draft that’s expected to be loaded at quarterback. With Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud the favorite to go number one overall, fellow passers Bryce Young, Will Levis, and Hendon Hooker could all follow quickly after him in round one.
Obviously, there will be no shortage of high-end talent available with a top-two selection. With star pass rusher Will Anderson likely to be there, many members of the fan base will advocate for adding him to a defense that badly needs any sort of talent. Furthermore, they will likely have a chance to select the offensive lineman of their choosing. With poor play throughout that unit, talent is needed there as well.
However, with the litany of talented quarterback options, the Raiders may not have a choice. After all, the chance to select a game-changing player at the sport’s most important position does not come around often. Look no further than the throw Young made against LSU a few weeks ago. While Alabama would lose the game, his ability to create plays out of structure does not exist in Las Vegas currently.
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So, while Carr is certainly not the only problem in Las Vegas, it may just be time to move on. After all, he has been the team’s quarterback for nine years and they have made the playoffs just twice. With a revolving door of head coaches, general managers, and players, there has been one constant. Simply, it is time to move on. For better or worse.