Derek Carr plans to scramble more this season
Derek Carr took a career-high amount of sacks last season while rushing for a career-low amount of yards in his first season operating Jon Gruden’s offense. For the upcoming season, he’s planning to make some changes to those numbers.
The Oakland Raiders quarterback said from training camp Saturday that he has been working hard all offseason on increasing and improving his scrambling.
Here is his quote via the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken.
Raiders QB Derek Carr seeks to scramble more in 2019, looking to work through his progressions more quickly and then tap into athleticism. Carr was sacked 51 times, a career high, and rushed for 47 yards, a career low, during first season in Jon Gruden's system. pic.twitter.com/h5xiBUNEw8
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 28, 2019
“I feel like I’m athletic enough to do some damage that way. I haven’t done (that) well enough and I plan on doing that,” Carr said.
Carr threw for a career-low 19 touchdowns last season. His 4,049 yards and 68.9 completion percentage were career-high marks, though they are somewhat misleading considering Carr rarely looked to make big plays down the field and also made some other questionable decisions.