This season has been unreal for the Las Vegas Raiders. They have dealt with loss in every sense of the word and, somehow, still sit above .500. The Silver and Black currently sit at 8-7 and are well in the running for a playoff position. In a must-win Week 17 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, both QB Derek Carr and WR Hunter Renfrow have a chance to break franchise records.
WR Hunter Renfrow
The third-year wide receiver has taken all that’s been thrown his way and made the most of it. Renfrow has become one of the league’s emerging stars, stepping naturally into the WR1 role for the Raiders after the release of Henry Ruggs III. Renfrow’s connection with Carr has been on display this season. He now leads the team in receptions (92), receiving yards (949), and receiving touchdowns (6).
Renfrow currently sits in position to crack 1,000 yards this week. He would become only the fifth Raiders wide receiver to hit 1,000 yards in the last 20 years. He would join Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Tim Brown.
“[Renfrow] does it in a unique way,” Carr said Wednesday. “He’s playing chess in the minds of some of these defensive backs… Whenever your name’s up there with Tim Brown and Jerry Rice with Raider wide receivers you’re doing something right.”
Renfrow also sits in position to potentially break TE Darren Waller’s single-season reception record in the final two weeks of the regular season. Waller set the record last season with 107 receptions. Renfrow currently has 92 receptions on the season.
It’s no question that Hunter Renfrow has shown to be one of the most impressive wide receivers the Raiders have had in decades, and these records only prove that to the rest of the league.
QB Derek Carr
In his eight-year tenure as the Raiders’ quarterback, Carr has broken many franchise records. He currently holds the record for most career passing yards and is on pace to break Rich Gannon’s record for most single-season passing yards. Gannon’s record stands at 4,689 passing yards. Carr currently has 4,363 yards. Carr is averaging 291 yards per game in 2021, putting him on pace to break Gannon’s record in Week 18.
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