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Derek Carr | Quarterback | #4

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (36) / OAK
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Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Derek Carr (broken leg) will be a full-go for OTAs.
Carr told LT Donald Penn he was "almost 100 percent" in February, so this comes as no surprise. Even with their pending relocation certain to be a distraction, the Raiders look set for a great season on the field as long as Carr stays healthy. Carr should sign a long-term extension this offseason. Mar 27 - 8:39 PM
Source: ESPN

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Derek Carr (broken leg) told LT Donald Penn he is "almost 100 percent."

Penn relayed the news while sharing an NFL Network set with David Carr, who added his brother plans to get in a "full offseason." Perhaps the Raiders take it slow with their franchise quarterback during OTAs, but there is no reason to worry about his availability. Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Carr should land a long-term extension before the start of the season.
Feb 23 - 8:50 AM

Derek Carr will have more freedom at the line of scrimmage in 2017.

"There’s been a lot made about his command at the line of scrimmage. There’s certainly going to be opportunities for Derek to do that," new OC Todd Downing said. "Where I see him needing a little bit more command is just being able to share his thoughts of gameplans. Being a student of the game, as he already is, but vocalize what he likes and doesn’t like." Carr had limited pre-snap freedom under ex-OC Bill Musgrave. Entering his fourth season, he’s going to have a lot more input on the Raiders' offense. Playing behind a top-five line with most of his weapons returning, Carr is a good bet to build on his 2016 stats.
Source: ESPN
Feb 15 - 7:14 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said extending the contracts of Derek Carr and Khalil Mack is a top priority.

"Those two guys are not only great players but they are great men," McKenzie said. "They are true Raiders and I want to make sure we do the best that we can to make sure that they stay Raiders." Carr is entering the last year of his rookie deal while Mack will have two years remaining when Oakland picks up his fifth-year option. Carr's absence was felt in the playoffs as rookie Connor Cook struggled in a lopsided loss to Houston. The Raiders have over $46 million in cap space. That should give them more than enough to sign both players long term.
Jan 24 - 3:49 PM

Speaking Monday, Derek Carr admitted his finger was broken, not just dislocated.

Carr injured his pinkie in Week 12. His play went drastically downhill afterward, as Carr completed just 55.5 percent of his passes over his final four appearances. That's compared to 66.4 percent before the injury. The offseason concern, of course, is Carr's broken leg. Both injuries should be healed well in advance of training camp.
Jan 3 - 6:11 PM

Derek Carr (leg) has reportedly avoided ligament damage.

That's according to his brother, David. Carr is an extremely long-shot to return for a theoretical Super Bowl appearance, but should be 100 percent for the Raiders' offseason program.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 05:36:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Derek Carr (leg) is considered an "extreme long-shot" for the Super Bowl if the Raiders are able to make it there.

Tuesday's surgery to repair a broken fibula reportedly went extremely well, but Carr still faces a 6-8 week recovery at minimum. Super Bowl Sunday is six Sundays from now. According to the surgeon who repaired Carr's leg, the bone had already begun "healing itself." We likely won't see Carr in a game before next summer. It's a tall task to ask Matt McGloin to guide them to SB51.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:06:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Derek Carr (broken leg) will have a 6-8 week recovery timetable after he undergoes surgery on Tuesday.

The timetable means Carr could potentially return for the Super Bowl if he hits the absolute lowest part of the range, but he is likely out for the rest of the season. Matt McGloin will lead Oakland into the playoffs with Carr sidelined. The impending free agent could earn himself a nice paycheck with a strong showing the next several weeks.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 12:20:00 PM

Derek Carr has been diagnosed with a broken fibula.

Absolutely devastating. It almost assuredly ends Carr's season, and majorly dents the 12-3 Raiders' Super Bowl odds. If there's any sort of a silver lining, it's that the Raiders have legitimate faith in backup Matt McGloin, a player they tendered at the second-round level last spring. Either way, it's the cruelest of endings for a quarterback in Carr who has been an iron man through the first three years of his NFL career.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:31:00 PM

Derek Carr left Week 16 against the Colts with an ankle injury.

Carr had to be helped off the field after getting hit low on a sack in the fourth quarter. He was put in an air cast on the sidelines and later carted off. Carr was shredding the Colts before exiting, throwing for 228 yards and three touchdowns, but this obviously has the looks of a serious injury. We'll update when more is known on Carr's status.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 06:39:00 PM

The Raiders had a league-best seven players selected to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.

Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, Khalil Mack, C Rodney Hudson, LG Kelechi Osemele, LT Donald Penn, and FS Reggie Nelson were the Raiders selected. You could argue Michael Crabtree should have been picked over Cooper. Leading the way in the NFC is the Falcons, with six players selected, headlined by Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Devonta Freeman. The exhibition has long been a joke.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 08:26:00 PM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Derek Carr's (finger) inability to go under center is "an issue."

"At some point, we will feel better about going under center, we will," Del Rio said, "but until then, we’ll execute the best we can out of the formations we feel most comfortable with." Oakland struggled in the red zone against the Chargers, scoring just one touchdown and turning the ball over twice. It is possible the lack of formation versatility hurt the offense against San Diego. Carr and company are in a good bounce-back spot at home against the Colts this week.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Derek Carr completed 19-of-30 passes for 213 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Raiders' Week 15 win over the Chargers.

The Raiders remain concerned with Carr's twice-dislocated finger, keeping him in the shotgun all game even in goal-to-go situations. The Raiders also struggled in scoring position during Sunday's victory, settling for four Sebastian Janikowski field goals. Expect Oakland's usually explosive passing game to get back on track in a Week 16 home game against the Colts.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:07:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 17-of-41 passes for 117 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Raiders' 21-13, Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

At least for one week, the MVP talk will be put on ice. Carr's 2.85 yards per attempt was the second lowest in NFL history for a quarterback attempting at least 40 passes. With the temperature checking in at "frigid plains," Carr was noticeably bothered by his pinkie injury. He flat missed throws all evening. This being the Raiders, however, he was also hurt by a number of awful drops/misconnections, none worse than Amari Cooper's baffling inability to haul in a would-be 72-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. It's a score that would have changed the game, and kept Carr out of the history books. With his finger an issue, the Raiders' 10-day break couldn't be coming at a better time. Carr has a get-right Week 15 matchup in the Chargers.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Derek Carr (thumb) is expected to continue operating exclusively out of the shotgun in Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

The Raiders' offense has been 100 percent shotgun since Carr injured his pinkie in Week 12. It wasn't an issue on Sunday against the Bills, and shouldn't be against the Chiefs on Thursday. Carr's main Week 14 concerns are Justin Houston and frigid temperatures.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 02:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Connor Cook
3E.J. Manuel
RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
3Taiwan Jones
GLB1Jamize Olawale
2Jalen Richard
3RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Johnny Holton
4Jaydon Mickens
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
3K.J. Brent
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Jared Cook
2Clive Walford
3Lee Smith
4Gabe Holmes
5Cooper Helfet
LT1Donald Penn
2Marshall Newhouse
3Denver Kirkland
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Oni Omoile
C1Rodney Hudson
2Jon Feliciano
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Ian Silberman
RT1Austin Howard
2Vadal Alexander
K1Sebastian Janikowski