Derek Carr has been a huge addition for the Oakland Raiders during the NFL Draft earlier this month. Carr was the second pic for the Raiders in hopes to be part of fixing the quarterback problem the Raiders desperately need to repair. However, there was another guy signed during free agency, and his name is Matt Schaub and was given the starting position from the moment he signed his contract with the Raiders, so to replace Schaub might be a hard task.
The NFL web page reported on Wednesday morning that is highly unlikely that Carr will take over as the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. The only way the rookie quarterback would take over is by some, according to the NFL, catastrophic event to happen. In other words, Schaub would really have to blow it big time.
Anyway, the point is that Matt Schaub was signed to bring a veteran on board with the Silver and Black. Matthew McGloin, the third stringer, is not quite ready to lead. Last season, McGloin had a few good moments, for his first year, but the kid still needed some lubing up.
Everyone knows about Terrelle Pryor, three years with the Raiders and failed to prove that he can put up numbers, at least passing and touchdown numbers. So, Schaub came on board to replace the problem, and it was not a bad move by the Raiders.
For the most part, Schaub has a lot of experience playing in the NFL having been ranked among the top ten for a while. Yes, last season with the Houston Texans, he had a horrible season, but it was only one season. Maybe, the man just needed a change.
Now with Derek Carr, who has the potential to be starter, according to his abilities and numbers he put up in college, the Raiders have hope for the future. However, it might not be wise to throw in the rookie with a new Raiders team that is rebuilding in ‘14.
GM Reggie McKenzie and Coach Dennis Allen wanted veteran leadership in the Oakland Raiders locker room, and, having a rookie lead a bunch of newcomers with some veterans, might not work. Matt Schaub is the veteran that the Raiders need to lead a team that has just been put together.
It would be good to see Derek Carr learn how to be a leader in the NFL in the sidelines for the ‘14 season. The Raiders should do this right and take their time in making a good quarterback for their future.