On Wednesday morning, Bleacher Report NFL writer Mike Freeman penned a new column. In the piece, Freeman created a mock draft with commentary from an NFL coach.
According to Freeman, the coach comes from the NFC, but naturally didn’t want to name the team he coaches for. Freeman’s mock draft had several surprises, including the New York Jets selecting former Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins.
It would be a wild pick for the Jets, who currently have Le’Veon Bell inked to a significant deal. However, perhaps the most shocking part of the article came when the coach suggested a starting quarterback from the 2019 season will lose his job in 2020.
“What I feel pretty confident about is I’d be stunned if [quarterback] Derek Carr was the starter next season,” the coach said in the piece. There have been questions about Carr’s future with the Raiders ever since Jon Gruden took over as the team’s head coach.
Now it looks like those in the game aren’t sure he’ll return next season.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 19, 2020
Carr completed over 70-percent of his passes during the 2019 season.
Despite not having a true No. 1 wide receiver – with respect to Tyrell Williams – Carr threw 21 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.
However, one coach clearly thinks Gruden and company will go in a different direction at quarterback. The Raiders reportedly showed interest in Tom Brady.
Las Vegas also owns several first-round draft picks, giving the team plenty of ammo to trade up for a quarterback.