Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is ranked 11th on NFL Network’s annual Top 100 players list, voted by NFL players themselves.
At the beginning of the 2016 season, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was seen as a player with star potential, and barring a setback in his development, the franchise quarterback of the Silver and Black. After two seasons in the NFL, he made his debut on the Top 100 list — exactly at 100.
Following an outstanding third season in which he found himself in the thick of the MVP race, Carr has drastically improved his ranking on the list. NFL Network announced on Monday evening that D.C. ranked 11th on the list — an improvement of 89 spots.
In 15 games play, Carr recorded 3,937 yards with an impressive 28 touchdowns compared to just 6 INTs. He also set a career high in completion percentage at 63.8 and was only sacked 16 times, a league low.
The big stride Carr took was a huge factor in the Raiders putting together a 12-4 season, and his penchant for clutch plays was a big part of that. Channeling his inner-Mamba, Carr engineered seven come from behind victories in 2016. He also set an NFL record:
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw five game-winning touchdown passes during either the fourth quarter or overtime in a single season Sunday, per Elias Sports Bureau.
Carr set the record en route to a comeback win over against the Buffalo Bills that saw the Raiders score 29 unanswered points along the way. And who can forget the infamous “pinky game” comeback against the Panthers?
It was certainly a memorable season for Carr, aside…
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