"The guy completed 70% of his passes, he had almost a 3-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio, I think we're No. 11 in the league in total yards, we were seventh in third-down conversions," Mayock told reporters, including The Athletic's Vic Tafur, at the NFL Scouting Combine. "We did a lot of really good things on offense last year; the disconnect was we didn't score a lot of points. You're 11 in yards and 24 in points - there's an issue.
"It's defense, it's special teams, it's not scoring in the red zone, and it's not scoring in goal-to-go. To me, those are the issues. Derek Carr played at a high level. I'm very happy with Derek Carr. What I've told everybody I've been in touch with since the day I took this job is we're gonna evaluate every position every year. And if we can get better, we will."
The Raiders have been rumored as potential suitors for Tom Brady, who is scheduled to hit free agency after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots. Mayock also faced questions about Carr's future last year when the Raiders owned three first-round draft picks and a boatload of salary-cap space.
Carr, who will turn 29 in March, has led the Raiders to the playoffs just once in six seasons. He threw for 4,054 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions this past campaign, registering a career-high 7.9 yards per pass attempt. It was one of his strongest seasons since he suffered a broken leg in 2016, the year he helped the Raiders earn a postseason berth.
Carr is signed through 2022 but can be released this offseason for a dead cap hit of $7.9 million, according to OverTheCap.