Derek Carr Gets His Chance to Prove He Should Start for Raiders

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Derek Carr will start Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, and will have a chance to prove to the Raiders coaching staff and Raiders fans that he is worth of being their starting QB. Carr is afforded this opportunity because the assumed starter Matt Schaub is sitting out Thursday night’s game with elbow-soreness.

“The more that I can be out there, the happier I’ll be,” Carr said.  “That’s why we work so hard in the offseason. That’s why you spend so many hours here before anyone’s here. That’s why you do all those things, because you want to go out there and help the team win, and I’m looking forward to it.”  

Jerry McDonald from the Contra Costa Times : If Carr were to stand and deliver against the first-team Seattle defense, Schaub’s uneven exhibition play (two scores in 15 possessions) would at the very least shorten the leash on the presumptive starter when the regular season begins.

Derek Carr could be the first QB in this draft class to get a chance to start by default, thanks to Matt Schaub.