Derek Carr does not like fans blasting him for the amount of checkdown passes he throws during a season.
Much like this compilation made just last month:
The Las Vegas Raiders quarterback had his fair share of critics during the 2019 season, even though he completed a career-high 70.4 percent of his passes, which was good for second in the NFL behind New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees.
But, his completion percentage was heavily inflated by the Raiders offensive scheme which relied on checkdown passes and much shorter routes.
He blasted his critics for coming at him about it:
“I also love when people say that we only throw checkdowns to Jalen Richard,” Carr said per Vic Tafur of The Athletic “But those are called plays for Jalen Richard. You know?! These are plays where we are only running routes to get him the ball. Our yards per attempt and completion are super high and they are only going to get higher and grow higher as we’re adding speed and versatility on our offense. It’s only gonna get better.”
Carr tossed for 4,054 yards, 21 touchdowns and only eight interceptions but the raiders still finished below .500 with a 7-9 record. The franchise has only qualified for the postseason 1 time since they went to the Super Bowl in 2002.