SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Ravens can expect to see Derek Carr starting at quarterback for the Raiders on Sunday. That comes from Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, who said during a Wednesday conference call that Carr was recovering well from a bruised thumb suffered in Week 1. X-rays taken Monday were negative.
“I feel good about where he is and where he’s tracking and we think he’ll be in good shape,” Del Rio said.
Carr was 7 for 12 for 61 yards against the Bengals on Sunday before leaving the game in the second quarter. Backup Matt McGloin finished the game and went 23 for 31 for 142 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. However, the Raiders lost, 33-13, and Carr is the quarterback the Raiders believe gives them the best chance to win.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens would prepare for both quarterbacks.
“We’ll prepare for Derek, but we’ll also prepare for McGloin,” Harbaugh said during his Wednesday press conference. “They’re very similar. They run the same exact offense. He’s not going to change the offense. Both run the offense well.”
Carr showed promise as a rookie last season with 21 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. It sounds as if Carr will face he Ravens for the first time Sunday.