Derek Carr Will Be Cleared for Raiders' Offseason Workouts After Leg Injury

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 28, 2017

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 08:  Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on December 8, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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With all the drama surrounding the Oakland Raiders, one positive for the team is the health of quarterback Derek Carr.

General manager Reggie McKenzie said Monday that Carr is healing from his broken leg and will be ready for offseason activities, per Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com.

The 25-year-old quarterback suffered a broken fibula in his team's Week 16 game and underwent surgery on Dec. 27 to repair the injury.

The health of the franchise quarterback is a breath of fresh air for Oakland fans, who learned Monday the team would be headed to Las Vegas in a 31-1 vote from owners, per Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.

Carr was one of the top breakout performers across the NFL in 2016, finishing with 3,937 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He led the team to a 12-3 record in his 15 games as a starter.

Unfortunately, the injury left Matt McGloin and eventually Connor Cook in charge for Week 17 and the first round of the playoffs. This resulted in two losses and only 20 total points scored.

With Carr healthy again going into 2017, the young squad should be a top contender for the Super Bowl in 2017.

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