Raiders players were told Monday that rookie Derek Carr will get the start over veteran Matt Schaub when Oakland opens the season against the Jets at MetLife Stadium next Sunday, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports (Fox Sports, Sept. 1).
Carr, 23, a second-round pick out of Fresno State, was 30-for-45 for 326 yards, with four touchdowns and one interception in the preseason.
Schaub, 33, is entering his 11th NFL season and first with Oakland. He spent the first three seasons with Atlanta and last seven with Houston. He was a frequent target of fans’ unhappiness in his final year with the Texans.