5 reasons Raiders can win with Derek Carr in 2020
Third season with Jon Gruden as head coach
During his first four seasons in the NFL, Derek Carr played for two head coaches, and multiple offensive coordinators, seemingly learning a new system every season. In fact, the only season before Jon Gruden arrived that he was able to get comfortable in a system was 2016, when he led the team to their first playoff appearance since 2003.
As he enters Year 3 under Gruden, the stars are aligning for him to have a monster season. He completed over 70 percent of his passes last year, second only to New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees, and he did that despite the fact he did not have a true WR1 on the roster. For the second straight year, he posted over 4,000 yards passing.
For all the noise, Gruden has stood behind Carr, and he and Mike Mayock have spent the last two offseasons building around. Carr has mastered a very tough system under Gruden, and is fresh off a career-high in passing yards, so the expectation is he will take another step forward in Year 3 under Chucky.