Should rookie quarterback Derek Carr start for the Oakland Raiders? Some speculate that the Northern Californian football team should start their new era with a young quarterback and to take advantage of the situation now.
It was reported on Tuesday morning that rookie from Fresno St., Carr, should be the starting quarterback for the Silver and Black. The article claims that the best way to gain experience in the NFL is to jump right on it by playing right away instead of standing in the sidelines studying clipboard notes.
It’s a good point to make as some rookie quarterbacks have had success starting right away but many get hurt and take a long time recovering. On the contrary, the Oakland Raiders are looking to make Derek Carr their quarterback of the future, but the team wants Carr to study everything really well before entering the field.
Maybe the Raiders want to test their offensive line before putting their quarterback of the future out there. Who knows, but the Raiders are doing the right thing by having Matt Schaub at the helm. Schaub has experience and will read defenses better than a rookie.
Yes, Derek Carr might have impressive numbers from his college days, and he might be the best quarterback pick from the 2014 NFL Draft. His player profile published on Tuesday on the official Raiders site is very impressive, but he is a rookie. Plus, the Raiders might be planning on bringing him into the game slowly but surely.
In the end, Carr was an excellent pick for the Raiders. If he outperforms Schaub in the preseason or if Schaub has a terrible start, then it would not be a bad idea to throw in Carr before Matt McGloin, who is supposed to be the second stringer.
It would not hurt to see what the rookie can do. Surely, Oakland Raiders fans will get to see Derek Carr perform during the pre-season anyway. The Raider Nation and sports analysts will have to wait and see.