Sep 3, 2014 11:57 AM
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Derek Carr has been groomed to be a starting quarterback in the NFL ever since he was an 11-year-old breaking down film with big brother David.
It may come as a bit of a surprise that he will reach that goal in the first game of his rookie season.
Carr used an impressive preseason to put himself on the fast track to becoming an NFL starter, beating out Matt Schaub for the No. 1 quarterback role on the Oakland Raiders heading into the season opener Sunday against the New York Jets.
But having watched his brother go from No. 1 overall pick and rookie starter to being run out of Houston, Derek Carr knows well to heed the advice from offensive coordinator Greg Olson that getting the opening day start is just the beginning.
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