Rookie QB Derek Carr has been solid in his practices, but his preseason performance underwhelmed the Raiders to the point of removing him from first team reps.
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has announced that the team will no longer be giving first team reps to rookie QB Derek Carr and will move on with the plan to have veteran Matt Schaub as the team’s starter.
“It’s not really part of the plan right now,” Allen told NFL.com’s Greg Rosenthal. “We’ll evaluate everything as we move along, but the plan is to work Matt Schaub as the starting quarterback. I think he’s done a good job of doing that.”
The announcement comes just days after a lackluster performance by Carr in the 6-10 preseason loss against the Minnesota Vikings in which he went 10-of-16 for 74 yards and an INT, he was also sacked once. His 47.4 passer rating in the game was the lowest on either team.
The Raiders drafted Carr 36th overall in the 2014 NFL draft after he led the NCAA in passing yards and TDs in 2013. He has performed relatively well in practices and was at one point seen as a frontrunner for the starting job.