He had 182 career regular-season starts without a playoff win and finally brought that streak to an end as his Los Angeles Rams completely demolished the Arizona Cardinals.
That begs the question of who is behind him on that list.
Two quarterbacks are now in the spotlight looking for their first respective playoff wins.
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— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) January 20, 2022
Andy Dalton has the most starts in general without a playoff win with 148.
Derek Carr has the most of any active starting quarterback with 127.
So, who will break the streak first?
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Carr is the obvious candidate to end his streak first because he is actually a starting quarterback.
Dalton, meanwhile, has become a backup and most recently had a few starts with the Chicago Bears.
But he may end up being in a Ryan Fitzpatrick-like role for the remainder of his career.
That will mean more starts, but not on a team destined for playoff success.
That shifts the attention back to Carr.
He has been with the Las Vegas Raiders since 2014 and just made his first career postseason start.
The quarterback is turning 31 years old in March and is a top trade candidate this offseason.
Man, not the outcome the Raiders wanted but Derek Carr doesn’t get enough credit as a player or a leader. After all the Raiders have dealt with this year, he lead them through the storm and into the playoffs. We have to start giving him the respect he has earned.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 16, 2022
That means he may end up going the Stafford route where he has to be sent elsewhere to get his first playoff win.
Such a scenario may be for the best if the Raiders don’t retain Rich Bisaccia as head coach, thus leading to more turnover for a team seeking stability.
A team trading for Carr would expect him to lead them to the postseason.
While he may not want to move, this could be for the best to get off this infamous NFL list.