The team already has a great running back in Josh Jacobs to help take the pressure off Carr.
How was this guy NOT Offensive ROY?
Josh Jacobs 2019 Stats
(Rank among rookies)
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) September 10, 2020
They have also added some much-needed help at the wide receiver position.
The most significant help will come from Carr’s former college teammate, Davante Adams.
So now the Raiders will have Derek Carr throwing to Davante Adams, Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2022
The Raiders would make a trade for the disgruntled Green Bay Packers receiver on Thursday night.
The deal sent a first and second-round pick to Green Bay while the Raiders got Adams, signing him to a five-year deal worth $141.25 million.
The Boys Are Back In Town
Adams and Carr played together back when they both attended Fresno State.
It’s been nine years since the two played together.
However, that won’t stop Adams from showing his top NFL receiver status while in Las Vegas.
When the pair played for Fresno State in 2013, they had a magical season.
The two shattered records in their final season together in college.
Carr would break the single-season passing yards and touchdowns records for Fresno State.
Adams would destroy every major receiving category in NCAA football history.
They broke records in college, you should check out the highlights, they had a crazy connection going. pic.twitter.com/lEEw6g25oT
— IvanDark0 (@IvanDark0) March 18, 2022
He has the most receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns in a single NCAA football season.
Nine years later, he still holds all those records.
The reunion of these two players looks to put Carr in the running for MVP.
Will Carr Have Fresno State-Level Numbers With Adams?
During their time together at Fresno State, Carr passed for 5,082 yards and 50 touchdowns in 2013.
By that standard, he would be a shoo-in for NFL MVP.
Adams accounted for 48% of Carr’s touchdowns that season and just over 1/3 of his passing yards.
Looking at Adams’ performance during Rodgers’ 2021 MVP season, he had nearly similar numbers.
That has made him a sort of superman among all NFL receivers today.
The addition of Adams will help Carr reach those Fresno State-level numbers.
Carr passed for 4,804 yards and 23 touchdowns last season on a team without a mega-star like Adams.
His addition can quickly help him break the passing yards total and, hopefully, the passing touchdowns total.
Jacobs Will Be Key To Helping Carr Win MVP As Well
A good running game is helpful to every NFL quarterback.
That is no different here in Las Vegas.
The team drafted Jacobs to help with the Raiders running game.
Since then, Jacobs hasn’t disappointed the Raiders.
He rushed for 3,087 yards and 28 touchdowns in three seasons with the Raiders.
He can also catch passes out of the backfield, giving Carr a quick outlet if needed.
While he isn’t a Bo Jackson, he is someone that the Raiders and Carr can rely on to help the offense.
The more Jacobs can carry the ball, the more it opens up the passing game.
With that opening, the duo of Carr and Adams will make defenses pay dearly.
This Is Carr’s Year For MVP
Carr went 10-7 last season with the Raiders.
His passing yards ranked him fifth overall among all quarterbacks in 2021.
He had more passing yards than MVP winner Rodgers, and with Adams in Las Vegas, he will have more touchdowns for this year.