Derek Carr gets benched at some point this season
One of the biggest questions about Jon Gruden’s return to the NFL this season was how he would co-exist with Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr. While all the public posturing said everything would be fine, there was plenty of reasons to be skeptical. So far, those have proven true. Carr is at the bottom of the top 24 quarterbacks in QBR in the entire NFL through the first quarter of the 2018 season, and he’s thrown a league-high eight interceptions in those five games (compared to 7 touchdowns).
With a semi-viable backup on the roster in A.J. McCarron, if the Raiders continue to lose enough games this year, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the volatile Gruden make a switch. At this point, Carr hardly looks worthy of the five-year $125 million contract extension he signed in 2017.