QB Derek Carr’s “Intentional” Disregard For LV Raiders At The Pro Bowl Seemed Very Straightforward

Published 02/05/2023, 10:18 AM EST

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Derek Carr excelled at the Pro Bowl competition this season. His performance comes at a time when his future at the Raiders is almost at its end. Carr gave away his intention with the cap he wore that day. He was sporting the NFL cap instead of the Raiders’. Although, his disregard for the LA Raiders at the Pro Bowl seemed very straightforward, it doesn’t come as a surprise.

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Derek Carr got his spot in the Pro Bowl as a replacement. With a good show at the Pro Bowl, Carr showed his class at the skill competition. The almost ex-Raiders QB got 31 points that evening. Wrapping up the performance, Carr gave an interview for Espn with Roy Clark at the side line.  He was asked if he had been in such hot form before for the Raiders. To which, he replied, ” Not that hot. It’s probably why I’m going somewhere else.

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After an ordinary season at the Raiders

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Derek Carr has not had the greatest season this year in the NFL. His form led to him being benched the later part of his season and marked for a trade. Carr came up with ordinary numbers this season for his team. He only covered 3522 yards with 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Last month the QB posted an official statement last month for his exit from the team.

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The QB confirmed his departure at the Fresno Alum where he said,  “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. We had our share of both heartbreaking moments and thrilling game-winning drives, and it always felt like you were there next to me. It’s especially hard to say goodbye because I can honestly say that I gave you everything I had, every single day, in season, and in the off-season.

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Evidently, the best performance he put up this season came at the Pro bowl, as it was termed too late and pointless by fans.

Derek Carr moving on

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It was apparent that the Raiders QB is moving on and he doesn’t seem to have any regrets. Since the Raiders are not likely to trade Carr to another team, he will be released by the team, free to go wherever.

The QB has been with the Raiders for nine years since 2014. In as many years, he has managed to cover 35,222 yards with 217 touchdowns and assisted 3,201 passes.

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So it will be interesting to see where Derek Carr would end up next season. Though lucky to be at the competitions, Carr reminded the NFL fans of his talent with his performance at the Pro Bowl. Maybe a new team is what Carr needs to get his career back on track next year.

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