Derek Carr has started 94 of a possible 96 regular-season games for the Raiders in his six-year NFL career.
If the Las Vegas quarterback continues his stranglehold on the starting job next season, he should have no problem topping his props at the Westgate sportsbook for gross passing yards (3,099½) and touchdown passes (17½).
But the Westgate, which posted 20 Raiders player props, is banking on quarterback Marcus Mariota cutting into Carr’s playing time this year. The Raiders signed the former Heisman Trophy winner and Tennessee Titans QB in March to a two-year, $17.6 million contract.
“If they’re a sub-.500 team at some point, unless Carr’s playing lights out, we do think they will make a change at quarterback, just to see what Mariota brings them,” Westgate vice president of risk Ed Salmons said. “That was definitely baked into the numbers.”
Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis said construction crews are working against the clock as they mount a final push to complete Allegiant Stadium ahead of a July 31 deadline.
Speaking Monday morning on ESPN Radio 1100’s “The Press Box,” co-hosted by Las Vegas Review-Journal sports columnist Ed Graney, Davis touched on how crews have worked around the constraints created by the coronavirus pandemic.
“You think everything is going great and everything is on time and all of a sudden real life steps in the way,” Davis said. “You have to be prepared for those types of issues.”
Mortenson-McCarthy reported last week that 15 trade workers on the project are currently home with the coronavirus.
Another member of the Raiders' 2019 NFL draft class is committing himself to the team.
Defensive lineman Maxx Crosby showed off his new tattoo of the Raiders' logo Monday, a week after running back Josh Jacobs and defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell did the same.
While Jacobs and Ferrell were first-round draft picks, Crosby was a fourth-round pick and put together an impressive rookie campaign.
In 16 games, Crosby had 47 total tackles, 10 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and 14 quarterback hits.
With Crosby, Jacobs and Ferrell, Las Vegas' newest professional sports team has the building blocks to be very successful over the next decade.
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It's way too early to tell what the future holds for the trio, but based on the new ink, Crosby, Jacobs and Ferrell want to stay with the Raiders ... permanently.
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