Patrick Peterson

Raiders' revival starts with quarterback Derek Carr

Raiders' revival starts with quarterback Derek Carr

It’s no mystery to Rich Gannon why the 4-1 Oakland Raiders, even with their porous defense, are off to their best start since getting to the Super Bowl in 2002.

“It starts with the quarterback,” said Gannon, who played that position so ably for the Raiders, winning NFL MVP honors that same Super Bowl season. “Derek Carr’s time clock is extremely fast. He’s a lot quicker in the pocket, the way he processes information and gets the ball out. He reminds me a little bit of  Aaron Rodgers when he’s in the gun with the way he gets the ball out.”

Without question, Carr is the best Raiders quarterback since Gannon, and he’s...

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