QB Derek Carr out 2-6 weeks with back injury
By Brett Whitefield • Oakland Raiders • Derek Carr • E.J. Manuel • Oct 2, 2017DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 1: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders looks to avoid a hit by defensive end Shelby Harris #96 of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 1, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
- Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del-Rio announced on Monday that franchise quarterback Derek Carr will miss 2-6 weeks with a fracture in his back. Carr left Sunday’s game early and was replaced by EJ Manuel who will presumably be the starter until Carr is able to return.
- Carr is off to a slow start based on the standard he set last season, when he graded as the sixth-best quarterback at 87.0 overall. Through four weeks of this season his 72.7 overall grade ranks 20th among quarterbacks.
- One noticeable drop in Carr’s production is his passer rating while under pressure. In 2016, Carr produced a passer rating under pressure of 70.0, which ranked near middle of the pack among quarterbacks at 15th. This season Carr has produced a passer rating under pressure of just 26.5, which is the second-worst mark in the league. It is worth noting however, Carr has been under pressure for the lowest percentage of snaps among all quarterbacks for the second straight season.
- Manuel came in to play 20 snaps after Carr went down with an injury. On those 20 snaps he earned a solid 73.6 overall grade while producing an adjusted completion of 76.5 percent. However, ultimately he threw the game losing interception as well.