Raiders fans are going to have fun watching Derek Carr and Amari Cooper.
Carr, the Raiders’ second-year quarterback, and Cooper, the rookie receiver, hooked up on a beauty of a 40-yard completion tonight in Minnesota. Carr threw a good-looking deep ball along the right sideline, and Cooper ran right to it and secured it before stepping out of bounds for a 40-yard gain.
After the Raiders’ first preseason game, Carr said it feels “awesome” to have a receiver like Cooper catching his passes. Carr had to feel that way watching Cooper make that over-the-shoulder catch of his deep ball tonight.
It’s been a long time since the Raiders have given their fans anything to be optimistic about, but in Carr and Cooper, they have the cornerstone of what could be a great offense for many years to come.