NFL: Ranking the starting QBs in the AFC West in 2020

Derek Carr, Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, NFL
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Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders have a real outlook to be a successful team in 2020 but it will take a strong performance from Derek Carr to get it done. That would go a long way in silencing the criticism that has gone his way lately, too.

Carr was very efficient in 2019 but didn’t provide quite enough of a dynamic element to rank higher on the list in terms of his outlook for the upcoming season. He completed 361 of his 513 pass attempts (70.4% completion rate) for 4,054 yards, 21 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

The Raiders already have plenty of intriguing talents that Carr had to work with last season including Darren Waller at tight end and Josh Jacobs in the backfield. Adding the speedy deep-threat and playmaker Henry Ruggs III should help open up the offense further.

If there is a season where Carr will manage to take that next step, it will need to be his 2020 campaign. The necessary tools are there around him to succeed with even the defense looking improved. Finishing lower than second in the AFC West should create cause for concern.