4. Derek Carr
To be fair, it was remarkable that the Raiders made the playoffs in 2021 after a tumultuous year. Firstly, they lost head coach Jon Gruden after his email scandal. Then, star receiver Henry Ruggs III killed a woman in a horrible crash. They also cut former first-round pick Damon Arnette after he made death threats online. However, QB Derek Carr showed strong leadership and helped the team sneak into the postseason.
It appears as though Carr has a great personality. But he’s in the Philip Rivers’ mold of quarterbacks. To sum up, he’s good but not great. The Bengals defeated Las Vegas for their first playoff win in 31 years. Meanwhile, Carr played poorly as he went 29-of-54 for 310 yards (via Sky Sports). He also threw a costly pick-six. In the end, Carr failed to deliver in the postseason.