New York Giants: Draft might not be best option for new QB – Part 2

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Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders, 28

Derek Carr’s fate rests with his head coach, John Gruden. At times last season, it seemed as if coach and quarterback were not on the same page. That’s understandable, new coach, new system, etc.

Looking deeper into the Raiders situation, it’s very hard to tell how Gruden feels about Carr. I get the sense that his preference is to have a different signal caller because Carr isn’t a good fit for what “Chucky” wants to do on offense.

Carr has a potential out clause in his contract after the 2019 season that could cost Oakland/Vegas $27.4M in dead money according to That’s another reason to move him out sooner rather than later.

Carr’s career has been pretty good so far, despite playing on some bad Raiders teams. For his five-year career, Carr has a 62.8 completion percentage for 18,739 yards. He has thrown 122 touchdown passes opposed to just 54 interceptions and was selected to three Pro Bowls.

Maybe the most impressive stat is his 88.8 career passer rating which is 19th all-time. That puts him ahead of Hall of Famers such as Dan Marino, Brett Favre, and Jim Kelly, to name a few. That rating is even more incredible when his career record of 32-46 is considered. Like I said earlier Oakland has had some bad teams in recent years.

One other factor to consider about Carr is his durability. In five years, he has missed only two regular-season games, despite some nasty injuries.