Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock had high praise for quarterback Derek Carr during the first day of the NFL Scouting Combine.
“Is it a coach and GM’s job to always keep your eye out for ways to improve the position? Yes. But it’s really hard to improve on Derek Carr.”
The general manager added that the team believes it’s “pretty good at quarterback” with backup AJ McCarron behind Carr.
Raiders GM Mike Mayock: describes Carr as a “franchise quarterback that we think is pretty good.” Notes that he’s only 28. Also likes their depth at the position. “We think we’re pretty good at quarterback.”
— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) February 27, 2019
Carr will earn $19.9 million in base salary in 2019, which became fully guaranteed Feb. 6th. He set career highs with 4,049 yards and a 68.9 completion percentage last season, his first under head coach Jon Gruden.
Offseason accounting: Raiders QB Derek Carr’s $19.9M base salary for 2019 becomes fully guaranteed today.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 6, 2019
Oakland currently holds three picks in the first round of April’s draft: No. 4, No. 24, and No. 27.
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