Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders lost their third straight game to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
It was another ugly loss for a team sitting 2-7 on the season and not going anywhere fast. For his part, Carr started the game slowly, missing every one of his first five passes.
Raiders fans at Allegiant Stadium grew uneasy as their team fell 10-0 early on. Meanwhile, Carr and the Vegas offense couldn’t overcome another disastrous display from the team’s defense.
With the second-worst record in the AFC in Week 11, Sin City drama is starting to pick up steam. Star wide receiver Davante Adams summoned the coaching staff after last week’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. By now it’s obvious that head coach Josh McDaniels is in the hot seat.
After the recent loss, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr got emotional while speaking about his team.
“I love Josh (McDaniels). I love our trainers. You’ve had nothing but success. Much more success than ever. I’m sorry I’m emotional.” Carr said as he began to tear.
“I’m just mad. Some of the things a lot of us try to do just to practice. What we put our bodies through just to sleep at night. And that this is the result of all that effort pisses me off. Has upset a lot of guys. It is difficult. Knowing what some people do just to practice. What they put in their bodies just to sleep at night. Just so we can be there for each other. I wish everyone in this room felt the same way about this place. And as a manager, that pisses me off.”
Carr gave the Raiders everything. He played the role of a team leader through all the off-field issues the team was dealing with a season ago, only to lead the team to a surprise playoff appearance. Unfortunately, things took a very different direction through the first nine games of the 2022 season.
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Derek Carr and his future with the Las Vegas Raiders
There has been a lot of talk this season about Carr and whether he will return to the Raiders next season. Despite signing a contract extension last season, Vegas are able to get out of Carr’s contract without a major dead cap hit.
With the Raiders now playing the string and potentially getting a high first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, there’s a chance that general manager Dave Ziegler will choose to become quarterback next April. There’s seen a tremendous class in this position, with the likes of CJ Stroud and Bryce Young leading the charge.
It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Carr let his emotions out in a big way. He’s a passionate guy. He was instrumental in the Raiders’ success. One has to wonder now if the feeling after another ugly loss is mutual.