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Silver Minings: Derek Carr was strong when pressured in 2020

Derek Carr detractors often point to his lack of poise under pressure.

I’ve heard so many times that Carr hasn’t been the same player since he broke his leg against the Indianapolis Colts in December 2016. I’ve always thought that was a lazy narrative and unfair to Carr.

These stats from the NFL’s @NextGenStats suggest otherwise. The Las Vegas Raiders’ quarterback was ranked ninth in the NFL while under pressure.

The guidelines were a quarterback had to throw at least 250 passes and have a positive completion percentage over expectation.