Dennis Allen: I don’t buy theories that this is a desperation move by a coach on the hot seat. It’s just the right move Allen should have made. Let’s face it; all coaches are always desperate. There is always pressure to get things right. And if Allen is right about Carr, he and his staff should receive credit for developing and guiding him. If Carr shows promise this year, it could benefit Allen and his staff and it should.
Matt McGloin: McGloin started six games as the undrafted rookie last season. He will be the No. 3 quarterback. He is a fine No. 3 and has a chance to be a good backup. I think he will be the backup next year. He is a candidate to be traded at some point if a team falls for him.
Reggie McKenzie: Carr was the fourth quarterback taken in the draft and the first to be named a starter. If he hits it big, this will define McKenzie’s tenure as Oakland’s general manager. If he is just solid, it will be considered a good pick. If Carr fails as a rookie, McKenzie could suffer. I think he will take his chances.
Matt Schaub: Allen said Schaub has an important role as the backup. He will mentor Carr and be ready to start if needed. He is getting paid $8 million. I’d think he will not be on the team next year, but you never now. He could be asked to stick around at a reduced rate.