With the season ending injury of Raider’s QB Derek Carr, Oakland’s prospect of winning the Super Bowl went from optimistic to bleak. Matt McGloin will be Carr’s replacement in the NFL postseason but many are wondering if the Raiders will still have the offensive firepower they need in order to make it to the Super Bowl.
The Raiders will need to be creative in order make a playoff run and win the AFC Conference Championship. With Derek Carr as a starter, the Raiders had a puncher’s chance. Without Derek Carr, things remain murky.
Earlier in the season, sportsbooks were giving the Raiders as high as a 12/1 chance to win the Super Bowl. Without Derek Carr, the Raiders have been downgraded to 40/1 betting underdogs.
Did you know that only 3 backup quarterbacks have ever won the Super Bowl? When you look at it from this perspective, that only gives backup quarterbacks at 3 in 50 chance, which equates to about 6%.
Matt McGloin will need to minimize any mistakes and focus on getting first downs. If the Raiders can hold other teams in check, there might be some value in taking them at 40/1.