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ESPN's Bill Barnwell Puts Out Quarter-Season Awards, Names Derek Carr Offensive Player Of The Year


Quarterback Derek Carr

The first quarter of the 2016 season is in the books, and the Oakland Raiders starting quarterback has been a hot topic around the league. Through the first four games of the season, Derek Carr has thrown nine touchdowns and limited his interceptions to only one. On top of his touchdown total – the fourth best in the NFL – Carr has thrown for 1,066 yards with a 68.0 completion percentage.

The third-year quarterback has arguably been the MVP for the Silver and Black this season, and ESPN staff writer Bill Barnwell has taken notice. Barnwell recently completed his first quarter awards and named Carr as his Offensive Player of The Year so far.

"His breakout season was 2015, but Carr is breaking out again this year," wrote Barnwell. "His numbers in every notable category -- completion percentage, yards per attempt (and all its variations), interception rate and sack rate -- have improved again this year, in some cases dramatically. (The same guy who was completing 58.1 percent of his passes two years ago is up to 68.1 percent this season.) He has nine touchdowns against just one interception and already led two fourth-quarter comebacks for victories."

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