The Raiders have three first-round picks, but they’re unlikely to use any of them on a quarterback, Michael Gehlken of the Review-Journal hears. Behind the scenes, the odds of taking a QB in the first 32 picks seems “remote at best” and a change in thinking would be a “shocking pivot,” per the Raiders beat writer.
The Raiders have been steadfast in their support of Derek Carr and it sounds like they’ll keep true to their word. Then again, this was the same team that pledged its allegiance to tight end Jared Cook only to let him leave without much of a fight, so nothing is 100% certain.
Last year, Carr managed to complete 68.9% of his throws for 4,000+ yards and 19 touchdowns against ten interceptions. The Raiders went 4-12, but there were issues on both sides of the ball – particularly after the team traded a generational talent on defense and its top wide receiver – so the Raiders appear willing to give Carr the benefit of the doubt. And, of course, he should have an easier time with Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams in tow.
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