Derek Carr got his first career start against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in the final game of the preseason, and it was a memorable one. Carr led the Oakland Raiders to four touchdown drives, accounting for three of them in the air. The first touchdown was against the majority of the Seahawks’ first-team defense, and the second touchdown had about half of the starting defensive unit on the field.
Carr ended the night, which was basically just one quarter of action, going 11-13 for 143 yards and 3 TD’s. The numbers are obviously impressive, but it’s how Carr looked while doing it which really was impressive.
Let’s start by looking at his first couple plays.