Derek Carr’s extension was right move given Raiders’ competitive posture


From the moment news leaked that the Las Vegas Raiders had reached an agreement with quarterback Derek Carr on a new extension, the jokes started flying—at least outside of Sin City. For the first time in years, however, the punchlines were without any real substance. Carr has become synonymous with losing as an NFL quarterback, so it makes sense on the surface that the Raiders’ decision to retain Carr as the franchise face and the team’s most important player would be seen as laughable at first glance.