"We have seen signs of Derek Carr's development the day he stepped on the campus here, until where he is at right now," Allen said. "We have seen him grow by leaps and bounds, and I think he is ready to accept the challenge."
Raiders coaches pulled Carr aside this morning and told him to be prepared to start, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Later in the day, they informed the players that Carr was the starter. The rookie was then handling first-team reps in Monday's practice.
Allen was forced to acknowledge what he outright denied less than 10 days ago: Schaub's arm strength is simply not NFL-caliber right now.