Simply put, Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is so good that he was the highest paid QB in the NFL for most of the summer after he inked a $125-million deal over five years—until Matt Stafford signed a massive-ER contract and bumped Carr down to number two.
And speaking of number two, Carr is so good at QB that you probably didn’t realize the number two BQ in Oakland was Buffalo Bills washout EJ Manuel.
Well, don’t worry if you didn’t know or forgot, because you’re going to be reminded of that for the next two to six weeks.
Because that’s how long the Raiders are going to be without Carr. He was diagnosed with a transverse process fracture in his back Sunday when he sacked late in the third quarter of Oakland's 16-10 loss.
Carr left the game and didn’t come back. He was replaced by Manuel—who picked up where he left off in Buffalo, throwing an interception and no TD’s.
Which is why the Raiders did not comeback.
Yeah, Manuel is a genuine number two.