The Jets have struggled with quarterback drafting lately.
The Jets are Raiders are forever linked by the infamous Heidi Game in 1968, the season that quarterback Joe Namath took New York and the NFL world by storm.
Not a lot has gone right for the Jets since Namath led them to a victory in Super Bowl III. And for a stretch of about 30 years, the Jets and Raiders were also linked by their inability to draft and develop quarterbacks.
Then the Raiders picked Derek Carr in Round 2 in 2014. He has turned out to be a fantastic player, a starter from Day 1, already a two-time Pro Bowler, with 83 touchdown passes and 31 interceptions to date, plus a 88.4 quarterback rating since his rookie year.
The Raiders went 12-4 last season and made the playoffs for the first time since 2002, when they lost in the Super Bowl. From 2003-15, the Raiders had no winning seasons and averaged 4.8 victories per year.
As the Jets prepare to visit Carr in Oakland on Sunday, does the Raiders’ success with him provide a blueprint for the Jets to perhaps break their quarterback-drafting woes …read more
Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports