Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been sacked just 19 times this season, a number lower than most every quarterback in the NFL.
Carr understands how well the offensive line has protected him this season, and how important these often unheralded athletes are to his success.
Carr showed his appreciation on Tuesday afternoon, when he gave each offensive lineman a 55-inch flat-screen TV for the holidays.
The surprise was unveiled on the first day back to work following Sunday’s upset victory over the Denver Broncos. The offensive linemen were excited about the expensive gift from their young quarterback, who knows something about the importance of remaining upright.
His brother David Carr was sacked 76 times as a rookie starter for the Houston Texans, and quarterback pressure derailed his career trajectory as an NFL starter.
Lots of happy o-linemen in the house today. DC bought them all 55" flat screens. #Raiders— Eddie Paskal (@EddiePaskal) December 15, 2015