When it comes to the 2014 crop of rookie quarterbacks, most consider three of them to be at the top of the heap: Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, and Johnny Manziel.
There’s a fourth guy who believes he’s better than all of them.
Appearing on NFL Network on Tuesday, Fresno State’s Derek Carr was asked whether he’s the best quarterback in the draft.
“Absolutely,” Carr said. “And I say that with respect to all of the other guys because they are great competitors and all of those good things. Of course it’s not easy for me to answer a question like that but I absolutely think so. There is no doubt in my mind and we can turn the film on, sit down and watch it, and we’ll talk about it and I’ll convince you.”
Plenty of franchises are interested in having that conversation with a potential franchise quarterback. In a separate appearance on the league-owned broadcast channel, Carr rattled off a list of teams with which he has met.
“Jacksonville, Cleveland, Oakland, Tampa, Minnesota – just the first that come off the top of my head,” Carr said. “Tennessee. I’ve been with them, working out with them, visiting with them, talking to them, the whole process. Those have been the initial ones so far.”
Carr’s brother, David, was the first pick in the 2002 draft. After five years as the starter in Houston, Carr has served as a backup with the Panthers, Giants, 49ers, and Giants again.