QB David Carr - Free Agent
|6-3, 223||Born: 7-21-1979||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 1|
As he enters his fourth season, Derek Carr has emerged as one of the league's best young quarterbacks and is due for a monster long-term contract extension. He earned a Pro Bowl berth in 2016 and was considered amongst the top tier of MVP candidates before a broken leg in Week 16 ended his season. Carr was easily on pace for his second straight season with 30+ passing touchdowns and would have topped 4,000 passing yards for the first time. But perhaps the most impressive aspect of Carr's 2016 season was the way he took care of the ball. He threw just 6 interceptions on 560 attempts (1.1% INT rate). Carr has a great rapport with his top weapons, Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. He also personally went out and recruited Jared Cook to join the Raiders this offseason and Cook will provide another big-play threat to Carr's arsenal. Carr has a cannon and is one of the league's most accurate passers. He is also an underrated athlete who can scramble to buy time. Playing behind one of the league's best offensive lines and surrounded by plenty of skill position talent, Carr is poised for another strong season. He is a solid low-end QB1 whose fantasy upside is potentially capped due to the balanced nature of the Raiders offense, especially in the red zone where the Raiders like to run the ball behind their powerful offensive line.