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James Jones on Derek Carr: I call him mini Aaron Rodgers

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Derek Carr is the only rookie quarterback who will start Week 1 for the 2014 regular season, and his top receiver has given him some high praise. Jones, who signed with Oakland after spending his first seven seasons in Green Bay. In Green Bay, Jones caught passes from Aaron Rodgers and he sees similarities between his new quarterback and his old one.

Jones told the San Francisco Gate that he calls Derek Carr ” a mini Aaron Rodgers”

“He’s really calm, really cool in the pocket,” Jones said. “He acts like he’s been there before. I’ve been calling him mini A-Rod since he got here.”

While Rodgers sat behind Brett Favre when his career began in Green Bay, Carr will become the first ever rookie quarterback to start for the Raiders.

The veteran wide receiver isn’t alone in the praise for Carr, as center Stefen Wisniewski said Carr is not your typical rookie.

“He’s not your typical rookie,” Wisniewski said. “He’s got an NFL quarterback older brother that’s been teaching him for years. He understands defenses at a very advanced level more than most rookies would. I think Derek gets way more prepared than most rookies would be.”

 Carr has the perfect opportunity to lead Oakland to an upset over the New York Jets in Week 1, especially with the Jets depleted secondary.

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