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“It’s Easy to Blame Others”: Wounded Man Derek Carr Addresses Mystery Surrounding Raiders Exit

Published 01/16/2023, 6:34 AM EST

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Once a star in the streets of Las Vegas, Derek Carr’s time with the LA Raiders has come to an unceremonious end. And the star quarterback has addressed the mystery surrounding his exit from the franchise. Carr played the majority of the 2022 season under center for the Raiders like he has done for numerous years. But the team benched him for the final two games, leading to his ultimate exit. 

Derek Carr finally broke his silence on his mysterious exit from the Raiders camp towards the end of the 2022 regular season. While speaking in a church setting in the City of Las Vegas, the star QB refused to point fingers at anyone.

Derek Carr addresses exit mystery 


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Carr said that it is easy to point fingers and a lot of people are doing it for him. “It’s easy to point the finger at other people. It’s easy to blame others. Trust me, I’ve got a lot of family members trying to do that for me,” Carr said, according to

 But he refused to point any fingers. Carr said that he just wants to be a better version of himself going forward. “But I say, you know what, I’m not going to do that. That’s comfortable for me. That really could be a comfortable place but I’m going to step out of that. I’m going to say I just can’t wait to be better myself,” Carr continued.


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The Raiders benched Carr after Week 16 to give a shot to Jarrett Stidham. The longtime QB stepped away from the team and now is going away for good.

A heartfelt goodbye from the QB

Whatever may have happened behind the scenes in the Raiders building, Derek Carr didn’t forget his fans. He recently penned a heartfelt note to the Raiders nation, biding his official farewell to them.


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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 to my family and me,” Carr wrote as a part of a long message shared on Twitter.


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The QB played for the franchise for nine seasons after joining the team as a second-round pick in the 2014 draft. He had his highs and lows with the franchise, but nobody expected him to go in the way he did. He is an elite QB and will surely land on his feet wherever he goes. The Washington Commanders have emerged as one of the likely destinations.


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Where will Carr play next season?

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh originally hails from Punjab, India. After completing his Master's degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, he joined the world of media with a stint at Opoyi. While he was there, he started to follow the NFL.

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