This nugget has been out there for a bit.
But let’s be honest — it’s been a long, wild two weeks around these parts, so it’s definitely worth circling back to. According to the Associated Press, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is now playing for his fifth head coach since being drafted by the Raiders in 2015. That’s five coaches in less than eight season. It’s incredible.
Rich Bisaccia will be 5th #Raiders coach Derek Carr has played for. Only other QBs to start games for 5+ coaches on 1 team since merger:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) October 13, 2021
Archie Manning NO
Dan Fouts SD
Greg Landry Det
Jim Hart Rams
Joe Namath NYJ
Ken Anderson Cin
Marc Bulger Rams
Steve Grogan NE
In fact, Carr is close to breaking an NFL record. If the Raiders don’t promote interim coach Rich Bisaccia to the full-time coach after the season and if the new coach doesn’t want to move away from the Raiders current QB (why would he?), Carr will be in second place in all time for having the most head coaches with one team.
Here is the list of Carr’s Raiders’ coaches:
- Dennis Allen (2014)
- Tony Sparano (2014)
- Jack Del Rio (2015-17)
- Jon Gruden (2018-21)
- Rich Bisaccia (2021).
Give Carr credit for not using all the change as an excuse and always being focused on improving and moving forward.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Playoff odds are up: According to the Football Outsiders, the Raiders’ playoff odds are up 17 percent after the Week 6 win over the Denver Broncos.
- Carr praise: NFL Network has some high praise for Carr.
- RB duo: The Raiders’ website breaks down the Week 6 play of running backs Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake.