Derek Carr Is The Only QB From The 2014 Draft Still With His Original Team
Derek Carr is the only quarterback from the 2014 draft still with the team that took him.
ProFootballTalk reported the following on the disaster that was the 2014 NFL draft:
While Carr is the only one still with the team that drafted him, four are currently plying their trade in the Alliance of American Football: First-round pick Johnny Manziel, fifth-round pick Aaron Murray, sixth-round pick Zach Mettenberger and sixth-round pick Garrett Gilbert.
Other than Carr, Garoppolo and Bortles, first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater is the only quarterback from the 2014 draft who’s still in the NFL.
What an atrocious draft year for quarterbacks. How did it go so wrong for so many of them? A total of 14 were picked, and only three of them have experienced any kind of success. You can bump that number to four if you stretch a bit and included Bridgewater, who is on his third team down in New Orleans.
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Obviously, Manziel was supposed to be a big-time player in the NFL and only lasted two seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
Of all the guys on that list, I think it’s fair to say he was the most disappointing. He’s trying to get it turned around in the AAF, and we’ll have to see how that goes. (RELATED: Johnny Manziel
There’s still no doubt his NFL career was an utter disaster.
If you had told me Carr would be the only one on his team a few years later, I never would have believed you. Welcome to the world of the NFL, it’s a crazy place and things go wrong all the time.
For the vast majority of the guys taken as quarterbacks in the 2014 draft, things didn’t go well at all.