A lot is expected this season from Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, especially after his strong performance in 2020.
This below tweet for Josh Dubow of the Associated Press shows Carr had a strong connection with several receivers last season.
Derek Carr has targeted a receiver 50 times in as season 25 times in his career w/ #Raiders. His top rating in a season by target:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) September 7, 2021
Nelson Agholor 118.4 in 2020
Tyrell Williams 112.6 in 2019
Hunter Renfrow 108.5 in 2019
Darren Waller 107.6 in 2020
Renfrow 106.5 in 2020
HIs numbers with tight end Darren Waller (who is essentially the Raiders’ No. 1 WR) and receivers Hunter Renfrow and Nelson Agholor make sense. Carr is the type of quarterback that consistently feeds his receivers that he trusts, especially if that player makes big plays early in games.
Of course, Agholor is now with the New England Patriots. But Waller and Renfrow will both be big parts of the offense. It will be interesting to see if young receivers Henry Ruggs III and/or Bryan Edwards get to the point this season where they join Waller and Renfrow as receivers Carr develops great chemistry with.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Riddick is sold on Hobbs: Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick shared his feelings about Raiders’ rookie cornerback Nate Hobbs known in a tweet to me saying: “His tape is unreal. Sensational instincts. Can’t wait to blow him up on TV Monday Night.”
- Littleton ready to bounce back: In a story by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Raiders’ linebacker Cory Littleton made it clear he is looking to improve from his 2020 season with the team.
- Shuttle time: Here are details on how to get from the airport to Allegiant Stadium on game day.
- More power rankings: Check out where the Raiders rank in The Athletic’s Week 1 power rankings.