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Derek Carr is the best young QB in the NFL

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Started: 3/8/2017 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Derek Carr is the best young QB in the NFL.

The Oakland Raiders have been the laughing stock of the NFL for the last 13 years, they sat in a very tiny hole with none other than the Cleveland Browns.

That has now come to a screeching halt thanks to the young QB sensation: Derek Carr, the best young Quarterback in the NFL. Ahead of Andrew Luck, Jameis Winston, Dak Prescott, Marcus Mariota (strong candidate), and Carson Wentz.

Carr is sensational when it comes to being a clutch quarterback. He is a gunslinger that thinks he can get the ball into any window, much like Brett Favre, but the difference (so far at least) is Carr doesn't just think it, HE DOES IT. He improves every season with stats, decision making, and leadership qualities. And none of the current QB's really match up to his overall talent and gutsy decisions. And those two things alone is what makes him the best Young QB in the NFL.


I think Dak Prescot is the best youngest quarterback in the league. First of all he almost got his team to the Superbowl. You might say there is a lot of other good players on the team that carried him, but that is not true because when Tony Romo got injured he took over and wrecked any team in his way. This is my reason for round 1.
Debate Round No. 1


Dak Prescott is not the best young QB in the NFL. The Cowboys were headed to the playoffs before Dak Prescott even joined the team. Prescott just solidified his name in a pool of good QB's.

Something else to consider. Ezekiel Elliot. This man doesn't get enough credit for how well the Cowboys AND Prescott did last season. Let me show you some numbers.

So look at the Raiders rushing yards; 1922 Yards. That's pretty good, top 6 rushing attack.;*

Now Ezekiel Elliot's stats. Ezekiel Elliot had just under 300 yards less than the 3 headed rushing attack that Oakland had at the time. If you didn't stack the box completely against Ezekiel Elliot he'd get 200+ YPG rushing easily. Even when you stacked the box with 8 guys, Ezekiel Elliot could get free. So take this into consideration. If there are 8 men in the box to stop a premier rushing attack, that only leaves 3 men to commit to the passing game before the play starts. So then you have possibly 2 other players trying to defend the pass when they were thinking run. That creates easy mismatches for Dak Prescott to throw to. Now Prescott did make those throws.

Consider this as well. Both Ezekiel Elliot and Dak Prescott are awesome players. There is no taking away from that. However, they were both rookies at the time, which means no one had any game film on them. Derek Carr and Latavius Murray, however, had years of film any team can watch on them. It's hard to defend what you don't know. Expect a bit of a dropoff from both of the sensational young players.

Also. The Oakland Raiders last year finished with a 12-4 record. 6 of those wins were comebacks. Some of them pretty small but going down to the last minutes. And some that were 14+ points. Now that wasn't all Derek Carr. But there is something to be said when Derek Carr goes into the 4th quarter, people are now expecting the Raiders to win almost any game, just because of Carr alone.

Consider my last point here. Derek Carr came to a dumpster fire of an organization. Failure for 13 years, some of the worst drafts in history, along with trades and free agency. A ton of drama has filled the Raiders Organization. You have to give credit to the coach Jack Del Rio for helping change the culture but if you ask any fan, media analyst, or player on that team. Derek Carr has single handedly changed the entire culture of the Oakland Raiders from a lose first mentality to a "finally we're here" winning mentality. The Cowboys were in fine shape before Romo went down and the Cowboys were favored to make a deep run in the playoffs with Romo starting. Some were even talking Superbowl.

Extra point: Dak Prescott and the Cowboys didn't almost make the Superbowl, they went into the playoffs and lost the first game in the playoffs. By those standards the Raiders also did almost make the Superbowl as they made the playoffs and lost the first game. Now I will never say that. So Dak Prescott and the Cowboys didn't almost make the Superbowl. They did, however, look much better than the Raiders in the playoff game.


Derek Carr is not the best player on his team ether. Amari Cooper has made catches for all of the bad passes he throws. He is one of the best wide receivers on their team. Dak Prescott had 4 interceptions this season compared to Derek Carr's 6 interceptions this season. This might be because of their running game, but he also threw threw the ball a lot. Dak got the team really close to getting a touchdown, then they ran the ball in to get a touchdown. Dak Prescott did really good with having a bunch of good players on his team. Here are their stats:;*;*
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Posted by 21lukemager 2 years ago
I don't think Derek Carr is the best young quarterback in NFL. Dak Prescott was an outstanding quarterback in his rookie year. He lead his team farther than Derek Carr got. Derek Carr is a pretty good quarterback, but I don't think he is the best young quarterback in the NFL
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