Raiders GM Mayock: Carr is a franchise QB

Quarterback Derek Carr’s place on the hot seat seemingly has cooled off.
Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock, speaking Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, endorsed Carr as the team’s QB going forward.
“We’ve got a young quarterback that we think is a franchise quarterback that’s going to be 28 in March, so we’re pretty happy with where we are,” Mayock said. “Especially with our backup, who we signed last year, (AJ) McCarron. We feel like we’re pretty good at the quarterback position.”
When asked whether the Raiders would seek an upgrade at the position this offseason, Mayock said he doesn’t see the need.
“I think Derek Carr is a franchise quarterback,” Mayock said.
“I truly believe that. Now, do I also believe that it’s a general manager and head coach’s job to keep their job open to improve any position on a football team? Sure. But I think it’s really difficult to try to improve over a franchise quarterback like the one we have in our building right now.”
Whether Carr would continue as the Raiders quarterback in 2019 was frequently discussed last year as the Raiders struggled to a 4-12 finish amid Carr’s inconsistency under head coach Jon Gruden’s system.
A five-year veteran, Carr posted career bests in completion percentage (68.9) and yards (4,049) but had a career-low 19 touchdown passes to go with 10 interceptions.
The Raiders hold the No. 4 pick in the NFL draft in April.

–Field Level Media

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