“Raider Head Coach Jack Del Rio actually game planned against Carr twice last year. If he thought the QB was the Raiders weakest link, guess what, he would be the first one clamoring to get rid of Carr, not the first one saying how special, unique or high his ceiling is.
Derek Carr #4 went from a spread offense to playing under pressure (which pundits said he would never be able to do) and succeeded despite continuous pressure (his other major knock). He spread the ball around and demonstrated an ability to go through progressions (Kaepernick still can’t do) and also flashed elite arm talent.
Most importantly, he made good decisions, grew as the season went on and flourished in adversity rather than quaking.”