Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is looking to make a big leap heading into year two of his NFL career. After a rookie campaign in which Carr threw for over 3200 yards and 21 touchdowns, there are plenty of reasons for optimism for the season ahead, not the least of which is the bevy of targets that the Raiders have acquired for their young signal-caller in veteran receiver Michael Crabtree and rookies Amari Cooper and Clive Walford, among others.
People are definitely taking notice of the positive changes in Oakland, including *Sports Illustrated. *Carr was recently featured in SI.com's 'Rising Stars' series – take a look at how he is preparing in the offseason, hear about his passion for the game, and see what SI believes are his best qualities.
You can view the full eight-minute video feature here – we highly recommend that you check it out.