1. Derek Carr has become underrated
Uh oh. A Charger fan is about to write something positive about Derek Carr. Let the flood gates open and the comments commence.
I do not think Derek Carr is a great quarterback by any stretch of the imagination, but I do think that he has become a bit underrated in the last few seasons. There are concerns about his “it factor” and mental toughness at times, but in terms of slinging the rock around and making things happen, Carr is capable.
Carr has passed for over 4,000 yards the last two seasons with a combined 40 touchdowns. He also has a good interception percentage (1.7 percent), so he is not burning the team by making mistakes.
Again, he is not great, but I would say he is in the better half of the quarterbacks in the league. Carr ranks 17th in touchdowns, eighth in passing yards, third in completion percentage and has the eighth-lowest interception percentage.
I do think he is someone that lacks that “it factor” that can take over and win a game, making him similar to someone such as Kirk Cousins, but he does have a good arm and despite his criticisms, has played good the last two years.
I would rank Carr somewhere from 12th-17th in the league, I would not rank Tyrod Taylor that high.