Jon Gruden: Derek Carr will be our quarterback

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden insists that Derek Carr is his starting quarterback for the 2019 season.

Despite the Raiders’ plans to work out Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Gruden says Carr, not a rookie, will be the starter.

“Yeah, he’s going to be our quarterback,” Gruden told Jim Trotter of NFL Network. “I’m not going to address all the rumors. I could care less about the rumors, you know? He threw for 4,100 yards. Threw for almost 70 percent in a very dire, tough circumstance. So I’ve got a lot of confidence in Carr, what he can do with Antonio Brown, with Tyrell Williams, with Trent Brown coming in here to help our offensive line, with a better defense. I’m excited about Carr.”

Gruden said the meetings with quarterbacks are no different than their meetings with “a lot of guys at every position” and that Gruden wants to make the right pick with the fourth overall pick.

Realistically, if the Raiders choose Murray or Haskins, Carr is on the way out. But right now, Gruden says he’s sticking with Carr.

47 responses to “Jon Gruden: Derek Carr will be our quarterback

  1. The Raiders need talent everywhere. They have lots of picks and it wi be exiting to see Mayock picking for real this time. Not a Raiders fan but would love to see them become competitive again.

  2. Just a game to keep the other teams guessing, makes their 4th pick more valuable should they decide to trade it

  3. If Gruden plays this right, he can really set himself up for success. Who needs a QB that picks after him? The Raiders can dual pitch. Carr or the #4 pick. Personally I think Carr is pretty good, but Gruden is all about his guys.

  4. Gruden is right that Carr had pretty good stats last year given the Oline and receivers were bad. He’s also right in that he’s improved both those groups. This should be Carr’s year to reestablish himself or the Raiders will know they have to move on. We’ll see what Gruden does with his high picks and if he takes a QB in the first or second round.

  5. These meetings spook the other teams who might want Haskins or Murray if they’re there at 4, which plays perfectly into the Raiders’ hands, because it sweetens the trade-down offer. It’s all part of the game, folks.

  6. Think of it like this.

    There is NO WAY Antonio Brown would of gone to the Raiders if Carr wasnt going to be the QB.

    I think AB has some inside info on who that QB will be for the next few years while he is there.

  7. In the list of positions needing help, QB is at or near the bottom. Carr will be given this year to step up. The Raiders can win with Carr. The Raiders had good FA signings and will use the draft to fill other holes. The crop of QBs also look better next season if it comes to that.

  8. The Raiders would be crazy to take Kyler Murray because this kid has “bust” written all over him. But then Gruden was also enamored with Johnny Manziel in 2014 (calling him the best prospect in the entire draft).

    As for Carr? I’d rather have Carr as Raiders QB with a HC other than Gruden. Gruden’s dink-and-dunk (“West Coast Offense”) system and in-your-face aggressive nonsense are misfits for Carr. Carr is a system QB who only does as well as his coaching and surrounding cast. He excelled when he had a good OC in Musgrave in 2015/2016 but has done poorly under Downing and now Gruden. Unfortunately it may require Carr to move to another team for him to prosper again.

  9. When teams work out pre draft players it’s not so much that they are interested in them but to have intel on them when they play against them in the future

  10. It’s called due diligence. Whether they’re playing poker or doing their homework in the event be of hem is there if the picks don’t fall the way they look as of today.

  11. Prediction… they will draft Haskins, and then next year they will trade Carr to the Redskins. Can I bet on this in vegas??

  12. There are only two quarterbacks in the history of the NFL to begin their first five seasons with over 300 completions and 3,000 yards each year, Peyton Manning and Derek Carr. Not Brees, Brady, or Farve did this. Manning was never sacked more than 29 times in any season (and when he was the Colts won only 6 games). Carr was sacked 51 times last year in Jon Gruden’s prehistoric offense. Tom Cable better get the OL figured out in this offense.

  13. Carr is our QB but we are going to work out Haskins and Murray, just because. Games , games ,games.

  14. Chucky has learned from Andy Reid. You draft a QB, sit him for a year, then let him loose. The bad thing is you don’t want your next QB learning too much from a guy like Carr. He has no leadership and has no respect from his teammates.

  15. Just doing his due diligence to know if they are worth taking a flier with on day 3 when the hype does down and they inevitably fall.

  16. I like Derek Carr a lot, I think he’s a very talented player, but his situation vis a vis the Raiders is simply untenable. It reminds me of when your earbud cords get all tangled up, and you know you could spend fifteen minutes fixing it, but they’d probably tangle again and really it’s simpler to just get new earbuds.

  17. Perhaps they are going to go the cheap QB route. Analytics seem to favor it. Trade Carr for more pics and start Murray/Hoskins. Five cheap years instead of paying Carr like one of the best starters in the league. Might make more sense than having Carr and AB chewing up such a large chunk of their cap space. Would have to love one of those QB’s though.

    Doubt Carr is worth much at this time with that contract though…

  18. If the AB trade didn’t tell you that Carr is the QB I don’t know what else will convince you. AB didn’t turn down Buffalo to come to Oakland and play with a rookie QB

  19. What the hell else is grueden gonna say?! You people are lost.

    Chucky NEEDS a qb to know his system as good or better than he does himself. Car IS that. Sure, take ANY qb, they screw up, they’re gone. You HAVE to have somebody worth developing!

    Just snap your keyboard in half, it will help us all.

  20. Carr isn’t going anywhere. Haskins and Murray are all smoke for the raiders. Just driving up trade value of #4 overall pick. If they could trade down with the Giants for #6 and additional picks this year or next they would do it. Still have lots of wholes to fill on Oakland’s roster but less than they had a couple of weeks ago. Raiders are on their way back with Carr leading the way.

  21. Didn’t Gruden carry something like 5 QBs on the roster when he was in Tampa and developed none of them?

  22. I wish all you haters would stay on your own teams web site because The Raider Nation doesn’t listen to a word you say

  23. dejadoh says:
    March 25, 2019 at 7:56 pm
    There are only two quarterbacks in the history of the NFL to begin their first five seasons with over 300 completions and 3,000 yards each year, Peyton Manning and Derek Carr. Not Brees, Brady, or Farve did this. Manning was never sacked more than 29 times in any season (and when he was the Colts won only 6 games). Carr was sacked 51 times last year in Jon Gruden’s prehistoric offense. Tom Cable better get the OL figured out in this offense.
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    There is only one QB in the history of the NFL with those stats and zero success to show for it. Carr may be a stat machine but he is not a leader.

  24. I LOVE this stuff, man. Mayock says everything’s on the table. Gruden says Carr’s the man. Mayock says he’s evaluating all the top QBs. Gruden says he’s excited about Carr.

    Yet everyone knows Gruden has been shedding Reggie’s draft picks like they’re toxic.

    What’s a Giants GM to do? Hmmmm?

    Love the high-stakes drama. Millions and millions of dollars and a lot people’s careers on the line…. The brinkmanship isn’t exactly at the level of a Bobby Fisher chess match, but it’s serious.

  25. DC will be my QB …………………..
    ,,,(until I replace him)(until the start of the season)(until he’s not)(until preseason is over). This fill in the blank exercise is brought to you by CHUCKY!

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