It’s one thing to have confidence in your teammate, and it’s another to think they’re just the greatest at their position, period. Apparently, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has some pretty incredible expectations for defensive end Khalil Mack in 2016. How big are his expectations? We’re talking 30 sacks. Yes, 30 sacks.
“I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr told Adam Schein on SiriusXM Radio. “Watch the tape. He’s held every play. He’s like nobody else in the league. He’s talented.”
While we’re completely on board with the fact that Mack is insanely talented, that’s still a really, really crazy prediction. But hey, what’s not to love about something like this? Grab a few offseason headlines, hype up your teammates and show Mack some love. It’s obviously massively unlikely that Mack finishes anywhere near 30 sacks, it’s still great to see the confidence that his quarterback has in him.
The Raiders should be a fun team to watch in 2016, and could contend for the AFC West title as well.