Carr is pumped up against the Seahawks. Photo by Tony Gonzales
Head Coach Dennis Allen named rookie QB
Carr will be the first opening day rookie starting quarterback in team history. He will also be the only rookie QB starting opening day this season.
Carr’s performance against the Seahawks was by far his best showing of the preseason.
In his second preseason appearance, Carr completed 9-of-16 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown vs. the Detroit Lions. He came out of the game early after being hit hard and sustaining a concussion.
Due to the injury, Carr sat out the third preseason game in Green Bay. Obviously, that small setback did not hinder his progress as he showed Raider Nation what he is capable of when by challenging the Seahawks Legion of Boom. The Raiders beat the Seahawks 41-31.
Now, Carr will have to prove himself in a regular season game. He will have his first opportunity Sunday at 10:00 a.m. PT as the Raiders face the New York Jets.