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Player Faceoff: Derek Carr, Oakland

Two staffers go head-to-head and discuss Derek Carr

The staff members at Footballguys are full of opinions. In a Faceoff, we allow two members to voice their opinions on a specific player. One picked the high side, and the other took the low side.

High Side: Andy Hicks

Last year, I was very cautious about where the career of Derek Carr was trending. Was he evolving into an Alex Smith like game manager or did he have enough scope for improvement as he became more familiar and comfortable in an NFL offense? He was considered a borderline starter for fantasy drafts last year and after an extremely progressive season, Carr has become a player that will be an elite quarterback, sooner rather than later. The Raiders feel comfortable enough in his development to make him the highest paid player in the league, for now. The fantasy stats will come with that progression.


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