In what feels like a yearly storyline, many outside of the Raiders' organization seem to have given up on quarterback Derek Carr. Despite improved stats across the board, Carr has his naysayers going into the 2020 season.
Don't count Giants pitcher Logan Webb among Carr's doubters. He actually has quite the opposite opinion. Webb is ready for Carr to quiet his non-believers and expects a big season for the QB as the Silver and Black move from Oakland to Las Vegas.
Webb, 23, went out on a limb Wednesday and predicted Carr to win the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year award this season.
Derek Carr Comeback Player of the Year next year.. Gonna get that swagger back
— Logan Webb (@LoganWebb1053) March 25, 2020
Webb grew up in Rocklin as a loyal Raiders fan. That loyalty clearly isn't lost with his favorite football team moving away. As Carr enters his third season under coach Jon Gruden, Webb believes the best is yet to come for the QB despite the Raiders signing former Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota to a two-year, $17.6 million contract this offseason.
The Giants selected Webb in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Rocklin High School. He made his major league debut in August last season and finished the year with a 2-3 record and a 5.22 ERA. Before the Giants drafted him, however, Webb was a QB himself.
Between his junior and senior seasons as Rocklin's starting varsity quarterback, Webb threw for 3,767 passing yards, 47 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He also added two more touchdowns on the ground.
While Webb and the rest of the Giants wait for baseball's return amid the coronavirus pandemic, he's putting his trust in Carr and the Raiders this season.
Giants' Logan Webb gives bold prediction for Raiders QB Derek Carr originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area