Oakland Raiders: Full Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at Quarterback

The quarterback position is the most important position in the NFL. Fortunately, the Oakland Raiders have their QB situation sorted out. The fans and the organization are anticipating significant progress in Derek Carr's maturation process within a revamped up-tempo offense.

Can this offense run efficiently without Carr? Players aren’t indestructible, and injuries can strike a team’s playoffs hopes down within an instant. 

Last season, both Nick Foles and Carson Palmer missed huge chunks of the season with significant injuries. The Philadelphia Eagles just missed the playoffs with Mark Sanchez at the helm. In the NFC Wild Card Round, the Arizona Cardinals third-string QB, Ryan Lindley, put up a offensively offensive performance in a 11-6 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

When the starting QB goes down, the next man must step up equipped to steer the ship. 


Derek Carr Injury Update

I know what you’re thinking. Carr’s finger injury and the talk about surgery can be unnerving. Carr's agent Tim Younger took the fear out of the speculation.

According to Lev Facher of the San Francisco Chronicle, Younger categorized Carr’s finger injury as a "very minor situation" not requiring surgery. Younger was confident enough in Carr’s recovery to place an expected date on his return:

"It’s a very minor situation," Tim Younger said Wednesday. "I think he’s probably going to be throwing before the end of offseason team activities.

"I don’t know where this idea came up that he’s going to be having surgery," Younger said. "The situation, I don’t even want to call it an injury, is very minor, and we’re just being cautious."

Younger said even if Carr isn’t ready before June 4, he expects Carr to be 100 percent for mandatory minicamp, which begins June...

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