Bakersfield's Derek Carr to start for Oakland Raiders

Bakersfield's Derek Carr to start for Oakland Raiders

The Raiders are going with a rookie at quarterback to begin the regular season.
(NBC SPORTS) - The Raiders are going with a rookie at quarterback to begin the regular season.

Fox’s Jay Glazer reports the Raiders have switched starters in advance of Sunday’s opener at the Jets, with Derek Carr getting the nod over Matt Schaub.

According to Glazer, players have been informed of the decision.

The call to go with Carr comes after the second-round pick from Fresno State completed 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards and three TDs in the preseason finale vs. Seattle. Schaub sat out the game with elbow soreness.

Schaub, whom the Raiders acquired from Houston in the off-season, was just 24-of-47 passing for 218 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in exhibition play. He was sacked three times.
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