ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr has silenced the questions of his long-term viability as the starting quarterback for the Raiders by looking once again like the quarterback who was one of the top young passers in the league back in 2016. Jimmy Garoppolo is proving why the San Francisco 49ers invested so heavily in him after only a handful of NFL starts by leading the NFL’s only remaining undefeated team. While Carr and Garoppolo have stepped up their performances in what were viewed as prove-it seasons, that hasn’t been the case for other quarterbacks who came into the year in similar scenarios. Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota and Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton have already been benched and seem poised to be looking for a new job next season, while Mitchell Trubisky appears close to playing himself out of a job in Chicago in just his third season. Jameis Winston has once again displayed the type of up-and-down performances in Tampa Bay that led to the Buccaneers deciding to let him play out his fifth year option instead of getting a long-term contract. The Raiders are happy with their situation with Carr, who is leading one of the league’s most efficient offenses following… Read full this story
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