Posted: 7/01/2022 8:06 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr was on target on 79.7 percent of his throws in 2021, according to Sports Info Solutions. That percentage was the third-best mark among NFL quarterbacks with at least 200 drop-backs last season.
Huddle Up: Somewhat amazingly, the percentage is his lowest since his 2014 rookie campaign, although some of that was likely a product of him throwing a career-high 626 passes - 52 more than his previous high. The arrival of Davante Adams and head coach Josh McDaniels should be just what he needs to get back to the mid-80s range he enjoyed during the early part of his career.
Posted: 6/30/2022 5:27 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr recently told Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston that he already feels like "a better football player" in the short time he has spent with new head coach Josh McDaniels. Carr also said he feels McDaniels is a "genius when it comes to scheming things up ... and getting the best out of his players."
"The depth of the conversations that we're having is encouraging. It's fun for me. The best part of my game has always been the mental side. And that's how Josh is. He's a genius when it comes to scheming things up and teaching his system and getting the best out of his players. I feel like a better football player. And I've had a lot of great coaches. He's come in, he's seen those things, 'Wow, that's awesome. What about this, too? What about this here?' It's helping me grow. It's been really fun to be around him," Carr said.
Huddle Up: A quick glance at Carr's previous play-callers reveals McDaniels does not have a high bar to clear in order to be listed among the top one or two he has had. Ultimately, the addition of Davante Adams may be the biggest factor in Carr enjoying a career year in 2022, but McDaniels should be able to maximize that connection if his history with the New England Patriots is any indication. Carr should be considered a strong QB2 option with low-end QB1 upside this season.
Posted: 4/16/2022 6:26 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr says head coach Josh McDaniels' playbook has 'something for everybody,' but 'will take a lot of work for our guys to learn it.'
Huddle Up: McDaniels did a great job simplifying the playbook for Mac Jones in New England last season, but a more extensive playbook leaves concern for a possible slow start for Las Vegas' offense. Regardless, Carr is a starter in 12-team leagues and could produce QB1 numbers most weeks, especially after the addition of Davante Adams.
Posted: 4/13/2022 2:49 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr agreed to a three-year, $121.5 million deal Wednesday, April 13. Carr is set to earn $141.3 million over four years with $100 million of it coming over the next three years. The deal also includes a no-trade clause, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Carr was 12th among QBs in fantasy last season, and he'll have Davante Adams to throw to this season. He should stick right around there as a low-end QB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 3/05/2022 12:52 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr is receiving trade interest from multiple teams this offseason.
Huddle Up: Carr appears likely to remain with the Raiders, but there will still be inquires until he receives a contract extension. He posted very good numbers this past season but probably will only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues next season.
Posted: 2/15/2022 10:13 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr likely will be looking for around $40 million per season in a contract extension with the Raiders, in the opinion of the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Vincent Bonsignore.
Huddle Up: Carr appears to have the support of new general manager Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels and is expected to receive a new deal this offseason. He posted solid numbers this season but probably will only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2022.
Posted: 2/13/2022 8:08 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr is expected to talk with the Raiders about a contract extension this offseason that would keep him with the team for the foreseeable future, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Carr was considered a possible trade candidate this offseason, but it appears like the Raiders want him to be their long-term quarterback. He finished fifth the in the NFL with 4,804 passing yards and posted 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions during the regular season. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2022.
Posted: 1/16/2022 2:37 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr had 16 total turnovers and 12 total touchdowns over the final 11 games of the season.
Huddle Up: Carr's hot start to the season gave way to mediocre performances down the stretch, and he had one touchdown or less in seven of the final eight games. He will have an occasional big game, but Carr will be a QB2 again in 2022.
Posted: 1/16/2022 1:03 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr threw for 310 yards with one touchdown and an interception on 29-for-54 passing at the Cincinnati Bengals in Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 15. He ran once for 20 yards and lost a fumble. RB Josh Jacobs rushed 13 times for 83 yards and caught four of five targets for 44 yards. WR Hunter Renfrow caught eight passes for 54 yards on 11 looks, while WR Zay Jones landed five of eight targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. TE Darren Waller paced the Raiders with 76 yards on seven catches (12 targets). LB Denzel Perryman led the team with nine tackles, including six solo stops. DE Maxx Crosby tallied three solo tackles, three assists, a sack, two tackles for loss, and two quarterback hits.
Posted: 1/15/2022 4:57 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr has one year left on his contract, and his future with the franchise appears directly tied to the offseason search for a new head coach. Carr publicly stated his desire to remain with the Raiders, even saying he probably would retire before playing elsewhere. He'll command a high-dollar contract extension, and it is unclear how the team will approach a new deal, especially if there is a change at general manager.
Huddle Up: Carr will have the attention of several franchises if he and the Raiders part ways, provided he doesn't actually hang 'em up. Regardless of where he lands, we're still looking at little more than a matchup play in fantasy circles most weeks.