QB David Carr - Free Agent
|6-3, 223||Born: 7-21-1979||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 1|
Following a relatively successful rookie season, Carr enters 2015 as the undisputed leader of the Raiders offense. Carr was drafted by Oakland at the top of the 2nd round of the 2014 draft and quickly beat out Matt Schaub in training camp to earn the starting QB job. Carr performed capably and put up 21 touchdowns against only 12 INTs. The biggest concern for Carr was the exceptionally low 5.46 Yards per Attempt (3,270 yards on 599 passes), which was last in the NFL amongst qualified passers by a good margin. Some of the inefficiency of the passing offense can be laid at the feet of a substandard receiving corp that struggled with drops and brought little big play ability to the table. But Carr also deserves some of the blame as he was often content to dink and dunk instead of attacking deeper down the field. And when Carr did go deep, his accuracy was spotty. With a year of experience under his belt and the addition of playmaking rookie WR Amari Cooper, the Raiders hope Carr can make a leap in efficiency and prove that he has what it takes to be the Raiders' first true franchise QB in a very long time. (May 13)
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