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“Perfect, Super Bowl Here We Come!”: New LA Raiders QB Signing Leaves Derek Carr Fans Speechless

Published 01/02/2023, 1:28 PM EST

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Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders had a pretty sour ending in the eyes of fans and media. And their doubts have been confirmed after the Raiders are going the extra mile to find a replacement for Carr. First Carr steps down for the last two games. Then, he separates himself from the team to avoid any distractions. And now the Raiders may have found their future quarterback.

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The Las Vegas Raiders signed QB Chase Garbers from the practice squad to their active roster. And looks like the franchise is making their feelings clear about former QB Derek Carr. Fans clearly still love 3x Pro Bowler Carr enough to throw some shade toward Chase.

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Puns made the rounds on the replies section of the official announcement, calling Chase not-so-pleasant adjectives.

Some fans showed excitement based on Chase’s college numbers and reputation.

Chase was a four-year starting QB for California, where he garnered more than 6500 passing yards and 50 touchdowns over 589 completed passes out of 959 targets. His 7756 total yardage is the 4th highest in program history and he is also tied for 7th in passing yards and 300-yard passing games (4).

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Derek Carr will make the QB market quite exciting this upcoming off-season. However, he won’t have his Fresno State buddy and star wide receiver, Davante Adams, on his team anymore. Adams expressed his disappointment in the decision and said that without Derek Carr, he wouldn’t have come to Las Vegas. He could have enjoyed potential playoff football with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers who have turned their fortunes around with a stunning comeback after struggling initially.

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The nine-year veteran has over 3500 passing yards this season along with 24 touchdowns. However, his 14 interceptions top the league in picks. Derek Carr threw 3 of those interceptions against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the golden jubilee game for the ‘Immaculate Reception‘.


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With over 35000 passing yards, the NFL world is certain that Derek Carr is not going to call quits, just yet, at only 31 years old. However, stranger things have happened in the NFL before. With Tom Brady expected to become a free agent this year, a swap deal between the Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be the most absurd thing to see.



Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri