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Raiders sign Derek Carr

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Derek Carr needed a contract before he could continue his push to become the Raiders’ starting quarterback in earnest and that detail was taken care of on Wednesday.

The Raiders announced that they have agreed on a four-year contract with Carr, who they selected in the second round of the draft earlier this month. With Carr under contract, the Raiders have signed five of their eight picks.

“I feel great,” Carr said in a release from the team. “I’m excited. I’m excited that this part of it is over and now we can just get to work and focus on winning games and getting better every day.”

Carr was the Mountain West player of the year in each of the last two seasons at Fresno State, but he’ll need to perform at a very high level out of the gate in order to wind up moving ahead of veteran Matt Schaub into the starting lineup this year. Jim Trotter of ESPN reports it would take something “catastrophic” for that to happen, although we’ve seen young quarterbacks wind up in front of newly acquired veterans in more than one location in recent years.

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22 Responses to “Raiders sign Derek Carr”
  1. codiablo says: May 21, 2014 5:05 PM

    What, no David Carr? Thought that was part of the contract…ya know, package deal.

  2. thepftpoet says: May 21, 2014 5:05 PM

    Top Rook

  3. thevikesarebest says: May 21, 2014 5:06 PM

    That’s 4-12…..again,teddy bridgewater>rookie qb.SKOL

  4. thepftpoet says: May 21, 2014 5:07 PM

    Top Rookie QB’s: 2014-2015 Season.

    1. Teddy Bridgewater (Offensive Rookie of the Year)
    2. Johny Manziel
    3. Derek Carr
    4. Blake Bortles
    5. Zach Mettenberger

  5. jamaalcharlesincharge says: May 21, 2014 5:07 PM

    Poor guy doesn’t stand a Chance in Oakland. The nickname, “The Black Hole” really fits.

  6. humb0lt says: May 21, 2014 5:10 PM

    The Raiders need all the help they can get to prevent a 12th consecutive season without a winning record.

  7. raymondtx says: May 21, 2014 5:11 PM

    Once the Shauber throws his weekly pick 6, Carr will be in there.

  8. andrewluck12 says: May 21, 2014 5:12 PM

    Its crazy that he’s no the same team as the guy who replace his brother

  9. deaconjfm says: May 21, 2014 5:12 PM

    great on with the show and I cannot wait to see them in pads

  10. fordmandalay says: May 21, 2014 5:15 PM

    Schaub will make Raiders fans pine for the Carson Palmer era.

  11. barsfordays says: May 21, 2014 5:19 PM

    Bust

  12. jayfish6402 says: May 21, 2014 5:41 PM

    Derek Carr is probably going to start over Schaub because of Schaub’s season last year, but I think he may be the best rookie quarterback this year, or it might be Blake Bortles

  13. wallabear says: May 21, 2014 5:55 PM

    Matt Schaub’s job is secure, believe me. But he might also benefit from seeing a Sports Psychologist to build up that confidence level of his.

  14. snowdood163 says: May 21, 2014 5:58 PM

    6-10

  15. purehyped says: May 21, 2014 6:20 PM

    Great prospect, NFL arm, needs to learn poise in the pocket. A couple years behind Schaub (like Arron Rodgers behind Favre in GB) and he’ll be ready. Reggie got a good one.

  16. staffordsyear says: May 21, 2014 6:50 PM

    Go get em Bulldog!

  17. r8rsfan says: May 21, 2014 7:30 PM

    Saying and doing all the right things so far.

  18. wahoo21 says: May 21, 2014 7:31 PM

    Derek Carr is going to do very well for the Raiders and make people realize that he was the best QB in the draft.

    Bridgewater will get hurt and break
    Manziel is a gimmick

    Bortles could be a good one if he doesn’t get the David Carr treatment in Jacksonville

    Go Dogs !!!!

  19. nflfolly says: May 21, 2014 8:43 PM

    With massive needs on the Raiders they pick a project QB near the top of the draft another bonehead McKenzie trainwreck move.
    I remember Raider fans last year talking up Matt Flynn like they were going to the Super Bowl. And it begins again this year with a fresh crop of busts and has-beens.

  20. thetwilightsown says: May 21, 2014 9:06 PM

    Draft for need ≠ Success.
    BPA all the way – and both our first two picks were easily the best players available. Come on. You have to try harder.

  21. ravens2xworldchamps says: May 21, 2014 11:05 PM

    Carr will start week 1

  22. bornahawker says: May 21, 2014 11:13 PM

    Carr will be fine once he gets a few top pass catchers.

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