I've been reading a lot of fan takes suggesting that this team doesn't need to extend Carr this offseason if they ultimately do decide to keep him as their starting QB. Does anyone really think that will happen? If they do want to keep Carr they will HAVE to sign him to a long term extension.
The Raiders (DeSean Jackson, Derek Carrier, Damion Square [PS]) came up short against the Bengals Elijah Holyfield [PS]) in the first wild card game of the weekend, 19-26, and errant whistle or not, looked like the losing team to a momentum filled Cincinnati. DeSean Jackson was targeted a few times for the Raiders, but had a huge missed opportunity in the second quarter.
More than maybe any year of his career, Carr's leadership came into full focus, providing a calming touch on and off the field during a year filled with controversy and trauma. Of course, his play on the field was still going to be the driving point for how the Raiders performed this year, and he was able to come up big in the clutch. Carr set a new career-high for passing yards with 4,804 while he also completed 68 percent or better of his passes for the third time in the last four seasons.