The Houston Texans desperately needed to draft a franchise quarterback in this years draft, it looked like they would be able to in the second round, potentially landing Teddy Bridgewater.
The Minnesota Vikings had other plans and moved up to snag Bridgewater, the Texans instead used their second pick on UCLA guard Xavier Su’a-Filo.
There was an interesting and very scary prospect still on the board that potentially could have solved their quarterback need, Derek Carr. In case you don’t know who the Texans drafted with their first ever pick in 2002 as an expansion team, it was Derek Carr’s older brother David.
He was considered a bust, even though he was setup for failure. Drafting Carr would have made Texans fans go mad, after the expectations the team and fans had for his older brother, and the way it all played out, there was no way the Texans could have drafted the younger Carr.
The question I pose is what if the Oakland Raiders found gold with Carr? How bad will it make the Texans look if Derek Carr turns into a great starting quarterback for the Raiders, who selected Carr just three picks after the Texans passed on him.
It would be ironic if Derek Carr comes into Oakland and beats out former Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in preseason workouts.
If Derek Carr can be what the Texans expected his brother to be, it will make the Texans look really bad for passing on him, it was the ultimate catch 22, if they did take him and he was exactly what his brother was, fans would probably mutiny.
It will be very interesting to see how Carr does this season and if he does develop into a franchise quarterback for the Raiders and Xavier Su’a-Filo is a bust, the Texans will have been burned twice by a quarterback with the last name Carr.