Derek Carr has been a polarizing NFL quarterback beyond the Las Vegas Raiders’ fan base.
Over the course of the past eight seasons, opinions on the Raiders’ quarterback have varied through the NFL and the Raiders’ 0-2 start this year isn’t ending the Carr debates, Sure, he is not perfect and yes, he has never won a playoff game, but the guy has made an impact in the league, a big impact.
Check out this recent tweet from CBS:
Most Pass Yards through first 8 seasons in NFL history— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) August 17, 2022
Peyton Manning 33,189
Matt Ryan 32,757
DEREK CARR 31,700
Dan Marino 31,416 pic.twitter.com/pre8mPFMZA
Yes, Carr has thrown the third most yardage through the first eight years of his career. That’s pretty significant and impressive.
So, anytime someone wants to downgrade Carr, this stat is proof that he has had a productive career with pretty more of yardage production to come.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Power rankings: Check out where the Raiders land on PFT’s Week 3 NFL power rankings.
- Rare betting fact: The Raiders are favored to beat the Titans and were favored against the Cardinals. That hasn’t happened in nearly two seasons.
- Ruggs case: The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an update on the legal steps in the case against former Raiders’ receiver Henry Ruggs.
- Carlson is hot: Raiders’ clutch kicker Daniel Carlson has made 28 straight field-goal attempts. It‘s the longest streak in the NFL.