Jon Gruden gives vocal backing to Derek Carr as Raiders’ QB
Is Derek Carr still the long-term answer at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders? If you trust Jon Gruden, the answer is yes.
Gruden was effusive in his praise for Carr on Monday, calling his production in spite of major issues around him “astonishing” and referring to him as a “great quarterback.”
Jon Gruden called QB Derek Carr’s production “astonishing” given some of surrounding issues, namely in protection. “The guy is a hell of a player. The guy is a great quarterback.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 17, 2018
In other words, if Gruden’s telling the truth, you probably shouldn’t count on the Raiders drafting or otherwise pursuing a quarterback this offseason. Of course, Gruden has said one thing before doing the opposite before, so it probably bears watching anyway.
Carr hasn’t been intercepted since Week 5 and has topped the 250-yard mark in three consecutive games. He actually has produced fairly well in spite of how bad the Raiders have been.