Derek Carr the person seems fairly uncomplicated. Husband. Father. Profoundly devoted to his faith. But his reputation as an NFL quarterback is more complex. He’s sort of an enigma in shoulder pads.
Numbers suggest Carr exists among a tier of players just behind those considered stars in the league at his position. Compare strictly his stats on a board of blind resumes and he more than holds his own among most.
But opinions about the Las Vegas Raiders leader vary like fashion trends. Have for a while now. And those who hold a skeptical view of Carr’s overall significance to the team’s pursuit of a championship only intensified in the off-season. All it took was the signing of former Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota.