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Derek Carr has ‘gone downhill’ since Jon Gruden left Raiders, former NFL GM says

Derek Carr has ‘gone downhill’ since Jon Gruden left Raiders, former NFL GM says


Derek Carr almost received the New Orleans Saints again to the playoffs in 2023 in his first season as their beginning quarterback after spending 9 years with the Las Vegas Raiders.

However within the days for the reason that Raiders parted methods with head coach Jon Gruden over a leaked electronic mail scandal, the crew’s former basic supervisor Mike Mayock hasn’t been impressed.

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Jon Gruden of the Raiders talks to quarterback Derek Carr earlier than the Jacksonville Jaguars sport at RingCentral Coliseum on Dec. 15, 2019, in Oakland, California. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Photographs)

“I believed Jon did an unbelievable job with Derek Carr,” Mayock mentioned on a current episode of the “3 & Out” podcast. “Since Jon left, Derek has gone downhill.”

Gruden was fired in the midst of the 2021 season. Then-special groups coach Wealthy Bisaccia was named the interim coach and earlier than the 2022 season, Las Vegas introduced in Josh McDaniels as the brand new head coach. Dave Ziegler additionally changed Mayock as basic supervisor.

Carr was a four-time Professional Bowler with the Raiders, three of which got here when he was being coached below Jack Del Rio. When Gruden took over, Carr began a string of seasons by which he threw for 4,000 or extra passing yards. He hasn’t hit that mark since 2021.

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Derek Carr on the sidelines

Derek Carr of the New Orleans Saints after the sport towards the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Dec. 31, 2023, in Tampa, Florida. (Julio Aguilar/Getty Photographs)

The quarterback was rumored to be on the commerce block after the 2021 season, however Mayock maintained the crew by no means entertained affords.

“The fact is that there’s at all times going to be X variety of franchise quarterbacks,” Mayock added on the podcast. “One group under that’s one other 5 – 6 guys that I believe you’ll be able to win with.… I felt strongly that every yr with Jon, Derek received higher and by the tip of the ’21 season, whether or not you had been a Derek Carr man or not, I believe you’d should say he was a prime 12 or 13 quarterback.”

Carr joined the Saints within the 2023 offseason.

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Derek Carr vs Bucs

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr passes towards the Buccaneers on Dec. 31, 2023, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photographs)

He completed with 3,878 passing yards, 25 landing passes and eight interceptions. It was the primary time he threw for fewer than 10 interceptions since 2020.

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Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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