OAKLAND, Calif. - Raider Nation, get ready to start the Carr. For the first time in Oakland Raider history a rookie quarterback will start week 1 of the regular season.
Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets.
Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr got the nod ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow.
Carr will be the first rookie to start the season opener at quarterback in Raiders history.