Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) walks off the field after throwing a touchdown pass to South squad tight end Crockett Gilmore of Colorado State (not pictured) against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Gruden Thinks Derek Carr Is Good Enough To Go #1 Overall


Don’t look now everyone, but Jon Gruden is talking crazy about quarterbacks again.

The commentator known for being insanely enthusiastic about pretty much every player has taken a plunge right into the deep end of QB draft speculation with his remarks about Fresno State’s Derek Carr.

You’ll never believe it, but Gruden really likes Derek Carr. How much does Gruden like Derek Carr?

A lot. According to Dane Brugler. A whole lot.

Per Brugler, Gruden made the following arguably over-the-top statement about Carr. “You could make a case for him going No. 1 overall, he’s got that type of arm talent,” Gruden said. “It’s rare.”

Gruden stopped short of comparing Derek Carr to Johnny Unitas. But he probably wanted to.

Needless to say, Gruden’s remarks should be taken with a grain of salt.

Not that Gruden doesn’t know what he’s talking about. We realize he’s very knowledgeable when it comes to quarterbacks. It’s just that, when Gruden starts talking about quarterbacks, I think he lets his enthusiasm sometimes carry him away.

He has valuable insight to contribute, no doubt, but for some reason he chooses to let that insight be obscured by his Crazy Jon Gruden Thinks Everyone Is Great bit.

After awhile people sort of don’t take a guy like that seriously.

So I don’t really know what to think of Gruden’s position on Carr. It’s nice that Carr has someone willing to go to bat for him. I doubt Carr will now get serious consideration as the #1 overall pick.

He might still go top 10, maybe, if some team happens to really love him.

And then I guess Jon Gruden will be sort of vindicated?

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  • trinity

    Lol I love Chucky, and wish he would go back to coahing. But sometimes I wonder what he’s smoking when I hear some of his comments. Lol that was pure absurdity.

  • Nitzer

    Oh gosh, we better take him at 8!

  • morri979

    Derek Carr would be a potential #1 pick if he had a different last name. And Gruden might say he likes a lot of players, but he’s a QB guru. If he says the kid is good enough to go #1, then I believe him.

    • trinity

      The problem is that he says that about just about everyone. And not everyone turns out so good. Hell, I could talk to him and he would start declaring me the best in the draft lol. I suck at playing football. I love gruden, but he does get a bit carried away

  • Cool Jack

    I don’t see him at number one, but I think he would be a good fit for Minnesota …Trade down and get him and another top player…I agree with Gruden because he does Hooters comercials so he is smart!!!!

  • Reinald Vallejo

    yeah yeah because of his strong arm