None of the three first-round quarterbacks will be starting in Week One. But the first of the second-round quarterbacks could end up winning the gig in Oakland.
Derek Carr has one last chance, via the fourth game of the preseason, to make a case that he should get the chance to lead the Raiders into a minefield masquerading as a regular-season schedule.
“The more that I can be out there, the happier I’ll be,” Carr said, via Jerry McDonald of InsideBayArea.com. “That’s why we work so hard in the offseason. That’s why you spend so many hours here before anyone’s here. That’s why you do all those things, because you want to go out there and help the team win and I’m looking forward to it.”
With starter Matt Schaub dealing with a bad elbow and still-bruised psyche, Carr could with a strong showing against Seattle swipe the starting job.
“I’ve said it from Day One, the guy’s comfortable in the huddle,” offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. “The game’s not too big for him. I still believe he sees the field very well. I don’t think the game’s too fast for him, which a lot of times is a concern with a rookie quarterback.”
Ultimately, Carr could be the first rookie quarterback to start, joining his older brother David as rookies who lined up under center to launch their rookie seasons.