Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr lacks experience with only one start in the 2014 NFL Preseason.  Oakland announced today that Derek Carr would get the start against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon.  Adjusting from the West Coast to the East Coast will be a challenge for the former Fresno State Bulldog who threw for 5,053 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 2013 last season.

This move should not come as a surprise.  Carr was phenomenal when filling in for Matt Schaub during the preseason when he was a backup.  Schaub suffered an elbow injury and was listed as questionable for the week one contest against the Jeets.   Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, broke the story minutes ago.

Carr's first career start will be a road game on the east coast.  Even if Derek gets off to a poor start, it is not like the Raiders are risking much.  Worst case scenario Oakland gets a chance to draft a new quarterback in 2015 assuming David Carr's little brother throws like Jimmy Clausen straight out of Notre Dame.  Best case scenario Carr is the 2014 version of Geno Smith.  Ironically enough Derek Carr faces Smith.  Smith is 1-0 versus the Raiders in his career after a home victory over Oakland in 2013.

Either way, the Derek Carr era is here to stay unless Carr does poorly.  If that happens, Matt Schaub will get a chance to replace another Carr.  People forget Matt replaced Derek Carr after David's older sibling busted in Houston.

That is besides the point.  There is a new sheriff at the quarterback position hoping to save Dennis Allen's job as head coach of the Oakland Raiders.  His name is Derek Carr.


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