Offensive System and Coaching Staff
During his nine-year hiatus away from coaching, Jon Gruden famously became a star personality for ESPN and led the Gruden QB Camp for top passers entering the NFL Draft.
Gruden has coached the likes of former MVP Rich Gannon, Super Bowl winner Brad Johnson, Pro Bowl journeyman Jeff Garcia, and current analyst Chris Simms. Each of these signal callers found success under Gruden’s tutelage, and Carr is likely the next in line to improve during his 3rd year with the coaching staff.
More importantly, the Raiders return all five offensive line starters and feature budding-star Josh Jacobs in the backfield. In only 13 games played, Jacobs totaled 1,316 yards from scrimmage and eight rushing touchdowns, more than proving his worth as a first rounder. Center Rodney Hudson and guard Gabe Jackson both graded favorably in pass protection, allowing only 29 sacks as a team altogether.
If Carr is able to make use of his new toys on offense, continue to stay upright, and utilize Jon Gruden’s game plan, he can emerge as a top flight quarterback.