It seems as if everywhere one turns, there’s a hot take about the future of Derek Carr as the quarterback of the Oakland Raiders. Many of those suggest, rather guess, that Carr isn’t long for the Raiders and that it’s a matter of time before coach Jon Gruden falls head over heels with another signal-caller.
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."