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NFL rookie QB crop headed not by Johnny Manziel, but ... Derek Carr?
NFL rookie QB crop headed not by Johnny Manziel, but ... Derek Carr?

In each of the last six NFL seasons, at least one rookie quarterback has started an opener. That trend will continue this season — although the Oakland Raiders nearly ran out the play clock before deciding. The Raiders announced Monday that rookie Derek Carr had earned the starting job over veteran Matt Schaub for Sunday's opener against the New York Jets. Surely, that was welcome news for fans who created the trending Twitter topic #StartTheCarr. Schaub sat out the exhibition finale against Seattle with a sore elbow, and Carr made a convincing case for himself in a 41-31 victory. He directed four touchdown drives in four possessions — including three touchdown...

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