NFL 2017: Derek Carr Full Speed Ahead
Derek Carr Full Speed Ahead

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made his mark last season, passing for 3,937 yards with 28 touchdowns and six interceptions for a 96.7 passer rating, and leading the Raiders to a 12-4 record and the team's first playoff berth since 2002.

"From my conversations with him as a rookie to now, he's a guy that gets it," says Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.

"He's a guy that respects the game, respects the history of it and didn't come into the league as a guy that felt like he knows it all. As a veteran, you can appreciate that in a young guy."

A second-round draft choice by Oakland in 2014, Carr has 81 career touchdown passes and is one of five players in NFL history with at least 80 touchdown passes in his first three seasons. He is the only player in league history with at least 80 touchdown passes and fewer than 35 interceptions in his first three seasons.

 

Quarterbacks With at Least 80 TD Passes in 1st 3 Seasons

Quarterback Seasons Team TDs INTs
(Source: NFL)
Dan Marino1983-85Miami9844
Andrew Luck2012-14Indianapolis8643
Peyton Manning1998-2000Indianapolis8558
Derek Carr2014-16Oakland8131
Andy Dalton2011-13Cincinnati8049

 

Carr has passed for at least 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons and can join Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson as the only quarterbacks with at least 3,000 passing yards and 20 touchdown passes in each of their first four seasons in the NFL.

With 19 touchdown passes in 2017, Carr would become the sixth quarterback in NFL history to record at least 100 touchdown passes in his first four seasons.

 

Quarterbacks With at Least 100+ TD Passes in 1st 4 Seasons

Quarterback Seasons Team TDs
*Entering 4th season (Source: NFL)
Dan Marino1983-86Miami142
Peyton Manning1998-2000Indianapolis111
Russell Wilson2012-15Seattle106
Carson Palmer2004-07Cincinnati104
Andrew Luck2012-15Indianapolis101
Derek Carr*2014-16Oakland81

 

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