Billick: Round 1 QBs should start now
Brian Billick says first-round QBs -- like Blake
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"He's really calm, really cool in the pocket," Jones said of Carr, per the San Francisco Chronicle. "He acts like he's been there before. I've been calling him mini A-Rod since he got here."
Now, let's slow the similarity-roll and allow the rookie play at least one regular season game before this hypothetical game of compare and contrast gets out of hand.
Carr won't have the luxury of learning from the bench as Rodgers did to start his career. In fact, Carr will become the first rookie to start a Raiders opener, ever.
The most important point to take from Jones is that Carr's convinced the veterans he's up for the task.
"He's not your typical rookie," center Stefen Wisniewski added. "He's got an NFL quarterback older brother that's been teaching him for years. He understands defenses at a very advanced level more than most rookies would. I think Derek gets way more prepared than most rookies would be."
The Raiders found a young signal-caller with potential. If he reaches even close to heights of Jones' hyperbolic (at this stage) nickname, Reggie McKenzie's game of quarterback roulette will be forgotten.