Raiders QB Derek Carr is getting some help.
The rookie quarterback has struggled this season, and he hasn’t had a lot of support. But in recent games that has changed. Of course, keys have been running back Latavius Murray and tight end Mychal Rivera.
The two 2013 sixth-round picks are becoming key parts of the Oakland offense. Both players helped Carr as Oakland beat rival San Francisco, 24-13, on Sunday.
This is good news for Oakland for the remainder of the season, but, truly, it is more important for the future. Oakland is 2-11. This season has been a disaster and that won’t change regardless of what happens in the final three weeks. The Raiders are about the future.
The bog article goes on to say that if Murray can be a workhorse running back and Rivera can be a top tight end option, it will expedite Carr’s development. They can be core players for the long haul. If the Raiders can enter January feeling strongly about both of them moving forward, that's a couple less positions of need.