2015 Position Review: Quarterbacks

Overview:For the first time in over a decade, the Silver and Black have their franchise quarterback with Derek Carr leading the offense.

Carr was impressive in 2015, improving his stats across the board in sophomore campaign.

In his second year under center, the Fresno State-product threw for more yards and more touchdowns than he did in 2014, and also saw his completion percentage improve by three percentage points as well, earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl in the process.

For the second-consecutive season, Carr started all 16 games for the Oakland Raiders, but backup signal caller Matt McGloin did appear in two games, completing 23 of 32 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns in relief.

By The Numbers:Carr threw 13 touchdown passes of 25-yards-or-more in 2015, which was tied for first in the NFL.

Going Forward:Carr is the quarterback of the future for the Raiders; that much is clear. He is arguably the best quarterback the team has had since Rich Gannon was calling plays, and is also the first quarterback in his draft class to earn Pro Bowl honors.

Throughout the season, the Silver and Black carried just two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, Carr and McGloin, with first-year player Garrett Gilbert on the Practice Squad.

Heading into 2016, Carr is under contract, and Gilbert was signed to a Reserve/Future contract last month.

However, McGloin is set to be a restricted free agent this offseason, which means that although he can look to play elsewhere, the Raiders have the option to match any contract he is offered.

Standout Performer:This one's easy; Derek Carr.

The second-year quarterback burst onto the scene in 2015, helping lead the team to a 7-9 record, and becoming one of the upper-echelon players at his position in the AFC.

Throughout 2015, he proved to be the unquestioned leader of a young Raiders team and has garnered praise from both the local and national media alike since the offseason began.

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