The Oakland Raiders needed a new quarterback after an awful 2013 season and they did a lot to change that fact in the off-season. The Raiders concocted a trade that saw Matt Schaub come in from the Houston Texans for a 6th round pick, while they grabbed Derek Carr out of Fresno State in the 2nd round of the draft.
While Schaub was expected to be top of the depth chart come the start of the season, it seems that the Raiders are being suitably impressed enough by the work of Carr to give him the opportunities to make a claim for it himself, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
Raiders’ head coach Dennis Allen however has said on several different occasions that Schaub was the starter and said it would take something ‘catastrophic’ for Schaub not to win the starting jersey. But if Carr continues to shine there could be a very difficult decision to make for Allen and his team of coaches.
Schaub struggled in 2013, completing 219 of 358 passes for 2,310 yards with 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. After being selected in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft, Schaub has completed 2,035 of 3,181 passes for 24,254 yards with 130 touchdowns and 84 interceptions.
Carr completed 453 of 659 passes for 5,082 yards with 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his senior year of college and completed 1,087 of 1,630 passes for 12,843 yards with 113 touchdowns and 24 interceptions in his college career.
Whatever happens Raiders fans will just be hoping whoever comes in does better than Terrelle Pryor.