When you think of elite quarterbacks in the NFL, your mind probably gravitates towards Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Despite being a fringe MVP contender in 2016, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is rarely mentioned in the upper echelon of signal callers.
The three-time Pro Bowler has proven to be a capable starter since he was drafted 36th overall in 2014, but he may need to improve his play to solidify his spot as the franchise QB.
However, there is definitely room for optimism heading into the 2020 season. Coming off of a 7-9 record in Jon Gruden’s second year at the helm, there are a couple of reasons why Derek Carr might experience a breakout season and lead his team to a possible Wild Card appearance.
Let’s dive in and take a look at three reasons Carr will have a breakout year for the Raiders this season.