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Silver Minings: Derek Carr is closing in on a record no quarterback wants

Raiders’ QB has played for five head coaches in less than eight full NFL seasons

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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.

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.

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