The bad news is that for most of his eight-season career as the starting quarterback of the Raiders, Derek Carr has been a victim of many, many dropped passes.
The good news for Carr, though, is that the problem has been decreasing in recent years. This below tweet from the Associated Press shows the progress:
QB w/ most dropped passes by season per PFF:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) March 30, 2022
2021: Justin Herbert (Carr T-10)
2020: Ben Roethlisberger (Carr 9)
2019: Dak Prescott (Carr (T-12)
2018: Case Keenum (Carr 14)
2017: Eli Manning (Carr-T2)
2016: Derek Carr
2015: Derek Carr/ Tom Brady tied
2014: Andrew Luck (Carr T-9) https://t.co/DEdKssiTfY
Carr has led the NFL twice (including his great 2016 season) and has been second in dropped once. However, things have improved since 2018 as he’s ranked between 9-14th the past four seasons. He was 10th last year.
Carr is due some good luck with dropped passes. Perhaps that will be another area the presence of new top weapon Davante Adams will assist Carr in, starting this season.
Other Raiders links:
- LSU time: The Raiders were at LSU’s Pro Day on Wednesday.
- Camp time: New Raiders recently hosted a football camp in Las Vegas,
- Adams’ timeline: The Athletic has a look how the Adams’ trade from the Green Bay Packers to the Raiders developed.
- Pod time: The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a new Raiders’ podcast.