"Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) and linebacker Khalil Mack celebrate on the sidelines after the team scored a clinching touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. The Raiders won, 26-24. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)" Image via Pinterest
Derek Carr: Khalil Mack is going to get 30 sacks in 2016 0. .

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.

Via FOX Sports:

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.

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