After 9 season with the Raiders, quarterback Derek Carr is saying good-bye to the team and to Las Vegas. Hitting up social media, the Carr said, “…Raider Nation, it breaks my heart I didn’t get an opportunity to say goodbye in person. We certainly have been on a roller coaster in our 9 years together. From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful and appreciative of the years of support you gave my family and me.”
The Mike & Carla Morning Show read the statement from Derek Carr, who had left the team right before the final two games after being benched knowing that he wasn’t coming back, but didn’t want to be a distraction. Carr went on to say, “Thank you to the city of Oakland for taking us in. Thank you to the city of Las Vegas for allowing us to proudly call you home.”
As a two-time All-American coming out of Fresno State as a second round pick in the NFL draft back in 2014 for the then Oakland Raiders and making the move with the team to Las Vegas. Carr signed a signed to a four-year deal worth about , $5.37 million, with a $2.2 million signing bonus.
Carr settled in as the starting quarterback after a brief appearance in a pre-season game against Seattle coming in as a backup for then starting quarterback Matt Schaub. After that, as they say, the rest is history!
Derek Carr was a 3 time Pro Bowler and helped the Raider reach the playoffs in 2016, which was the first time the team had been in post season play since 2002. He led Las Vegas to another postseason berth in 2021 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but that would be it.
In closing, Carr said that he still has the fire to play, to win and continue his career and looked forward to playing for a new team in another city! You can listen to The M&C Morning Show read the statement from Derek below…
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