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Who Knows Derek Carr Better Than His Brother David?

For the Carr brothers, football is the family business.

After starting 16 games as a rookie, Derek is poised to take the next step in his professional career for the Oakland Raiders, David was a former number one overall pick for the Houston Texans, and Darren is currently the head football coach at Bakersfield Christian High School.

Needless to say, football runs in their blood.

In 2014, Derek put together what was widely considered a successful rookie campaign, becoming the first rookie quarterback in Raiders franchise history to start Week 1.

Carr also led all rookie quarterbacks in completions (348), passing yards (3,270) and passing touchdowns (21), but older brother David believes that after having the luxury of going through a full offseason, Derek will be that much better in 2015.

"His diet is on point," David told Guy Haberman and John Middlekauff of *95.7 The Game, *radio home of the Oakland Raiders. "I think physically he's going to be even that much better this year."

During the interview, David also touched Derek's intangibles.

"He understands the game more than I did, so his confidence level is just off the charts," David said. "[His] leadership ability is kind of where I was never at early on in my career. He's able to go out and get guys that are seven, eight years older than him to actually buy in to what he's doing, and believe that he can play, and believe that he can go out and lead the team."

As impressive as Derek's demeanor off the field, it doesn't hurt that he throws a nice spiral as well.

"He just has a natural ability to throw the ball, just effortlessly, and it's not really difficult for him," David said. "It literally is effortless for him to throw the football."

David has been pleased with the work he's seen his younger brother put in, and believes that good things are on the horizon for Raider Nation.

"He's worked so hard in the offseason, just getting his body where it needs to be," David said.  "I think they're going to be ready to go when it comes August, and when they start going to these preseason games it's going to be fun to watch."

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