While fellow rookie quarterback’s like Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater have or will work with the first-team before the NFL’s preseason comes to a close, the same won’t be said for Oakland Raiders signal caller Derek Carr.
At least, that’s not in the plans yet.
Carr, who has received mixed reviews during training camp worked with the second-team during their preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings and that’s where he’s going to remain for now.
“It’s not really part of the plan right now [to play him with the first-team],” head coach Dennis Allen said. “We’ll evaluate everything as we move along, but the plan is to work Matt Schaub as the starting quarterback. I think he’s done a good job of doing that.”
While that may be part of the plan currently, it’s hard to think the Raiders won’t give Derek Carr a bit of run with the first unit come the third or fourth preseason game.
For what it’s worth, the Oakland Raiders haven’t really budged off the fact that they plan to keep Matt Schaub as their starting signal caller, so no matter if Carr works with the first-team or not it doesn’t look like he’ll open the season as Oakland’s starter.
How long he stays on the bench will likely be determined by the play of Schaub who is hoping to revive his career after a few down seasons with the Houston Texans.
Assuming he returns to form, the Raiders won’t have any reason to turn to Derek Carr though if he struggles, a quarterback controversy could emerge early on.