Derek Carr stated goodbye Thursday to the one NFL workforce he has recognized.
In a social media put up, the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback thanked the group and the followers, including that he appears ahead to taking part in with a brand new workforce in a brand new metropolis.
“Raider Nation it breaks my coronary heart I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye in individual,” Carr wrote. “We definitely have been on a curler coaster in our 9 years collectively. From the underside of my coronary heart, I’m so grateful and appreciative of the years of help you gave to my household and me.”
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“It’s particularly exhausting to say goodbye as a result of I can actually say that I gave you the whole lot I had, each single day, in season, and within the off season,” he continued. “It definitely wasn’t excellent, however I hope I used to be capable of go away you with various nice recollections as Raiders followers.”
Carr’s future in Las Vegas has been up within the air for the reason that three-time Pro Bowler was benched for the ultimate two video games of the common season.
Thursday morning, it was reported that Las Vegas would start to discover the commerce marketplace for Carr.
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His $40.4 million wage over the subsequent two seasons turns into assured on Feb. 15 if he’s nonetheless with the group.
“Thank you to town of Oakland for taking us in,” Carr stated in his assertion. “Thank you to town of Las Vegas for permitting us to proudly name you residence. Thank you to the group, my teammates, all my coaches, employees, and everybody that helped me these final 9 years in these 2 buildings. Thanks to all of Raider Nation that supported, inspired, pushed, and uplifted me at completely different occasions alongside this journey. Raider Nation really is particular.”
Carr has a no-trade clause, and the reviews Thursday morning that the Raiders would start exploring the commerce market pointed to Carr being part of the method.
Carr struggled in his first 12 months beneath head coach Josh McDaniels, throwing 14 interceptions whereas finishing 60.8% of his passes.
The Raiders went 6-11 and missed the playoffs after making the postseason in 2021.
“I as soon as stated that if I’m not a Raider I’d moderately be at residence and I meant that, however I by no means envisioned it ending this manner,” Carr wrote. “That fireplace burning within me to win a championship nonetheless rages. A hearth no man can extinguish; solely God.
“So I stay up for a brand new metropolis and a brand new workforce who, regardless of the circumstances, will get the whole lot I’ve. Winning a championship is what I’ve at all times needed and what I’ll proceed to work in the direction of.”
Carr’s agent launched a press release shortly after his consumer did, saying that his time with the Raiders “successfully is completed.”
There needs to be quite a few suitors for Carr’s companies with a number of groups seeking to shore up their quarterback positions.