For years Derek Carr has been one of the most unfairly maligned quarterbacks in the NFL. A player not only largely loathed by his own Raiders fanbase, but constantly the subject of replacement talk, all while getting forgotten about in the national picture. Now, after his stunning overtime win against the Ravens, it’s time we all respected Carr a lot more than we already do.
Carr’s arrival in the NFL was fraught with guilt by association. If Eli Manning was given the rub by his Hall of Fame brother, then what Derek got was the opposite. Unfairly shackled to older brother David, the comparisons between the two were immediate.
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