Derek Carr, not Johnny Manziel, nor Blake Bortles, or even Teddy Bridgewater will become the first rookie quarterback to start in the NFL this season. Carr got the call for week one versus the New York Jets.
Here’s a video with more on Derek Carr winning the job, the first Raiders rookie signal caller ever given the chance to start the opening game:
Both Carr and Schaub are an upgrade over last year. Terrelle Pryor exceeded my expectations of him in the pros, but that doesn’t mean he was actually good. Matt McGloin was terrible at passing and running an offense until his senior year at Penn State. And he brings little to the table. So they made the right decisions in splashing the cash around and getting two upgrades in at the most important/scrutinized/glorious/interesting position in all of sports.
I really felt bad for Matt Schaub last season; having to endure all that crap from lunatic weirdo Texans fans that have nothing going on in their lives. Don’t cry for him too much though, as Oakland will pay him $8 million this year.
Well, here’s a Schaub video in which you’ll come away feeling very optimistic:
Derek Carr is the back-up, and I’m not sold on him as the QB of the future.
He’s just not a franchise level talent. But like I said, both guys are upgrades over what was there. Here the Fox Football Daily crew discuss the Raiders decision to start Derek Carr over Matt Schaub. Donovann McNabb, Charissa Thompson, Peter Schrager and Petros Papadakis discuss:
The Oakland Raiders are the oldest team in the NFL, so it’s very interesting that they’re going this direction with their QB1. No matter who starts, I’m still thinking 5-11 for this bunch in 2014.
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