Derek Carr enters 200 TD pass club, BFF Davante Adams ruins everything, Raiders’ star wide receiver threw the milestone ball into the stands.
Derek Carr : 200 career passing touchdowns | tattoo
Carr hits Davante Adams deep on fourth down for 200th career TD pass. The connection that was supposed to happen between Fresno State teammates Derek Carr and Davante Adams took a while to hit. When the Las Vegas Raiders traded for Adams away from the Green Bay Packers this offseason, it was expected that their work together in college would pay immediate dividends.
Things started more slowly than anybody would have liked, but with 8:27 left in the first quarter of the Raiders’ Monday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Carr saw that the Chiefs had a Cover-0 blitz look on fourth-and-1 from the Las Vegas 42-yard line, and when there’s man coverage across the board with no safety help, that means it’s time to hit Adams for a deep touchdown on the deep over route.
Which is exactly what happened.
Cornerback Rashad Fenton had no shot trailing Adams, who’s probably the NFL’s best receiver. This is exactly what the Raiders had hoped would happen when they made Adams a key part of their offense, and the Carr-Adams reunion looked pretty solid on this play.
This was Carr’s 200th career touchdown pass. He already holds the Raiders franchise record, ahead of Ken Stabler’s 150, Daryle Lamonica’s 148, and Rich Gannon’s 114.
Derek carr 200 Career Passing Touchdowns
Only 48 human beings have been able to throw at least 200 touchdown passes in their NFL career, and the latest to join that exclusive club was Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who found his top weapon, wide receiver Davante Adams, on a 58-yard connection with 8:36 minutes to play in the first quarter of the Week 5 Monday Night Foootball game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
That accomplishment is enough for Carr to want to keep the ball that signified the milestone, however, Adams has made that impossible, the thrill of scoring the first touchdown of this game between two AFC West teams has caused the former Green Bay Packers receiver to not reflect on the event and will throw the ball to the tenth row, or more, of GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
This is sure to be a topic of conversation between Carr and Adams as the great relationship between the two players did not begin when the receiver arrived this offseason in Las Vegas in a trade that left Aaron Rodgers, without his primary partner on offense.
Carr and Adams played together at the collegiate level with Fresno State and their professional careers drifted apart when the QB was selected by the Raiders in the second round (36th overall) in the 2014 Draft and the receiver was the 53rd pick in the same second round of that same 2014 Draft by the Packers.
Inlusive Carr admitted that when Green Bay was eliminated in the Divisional Round by the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs last year, it didn’t take him a day to try to draft Adams to play with him with the Raiders, now part of a historic moment in his career.
When Derek Carr flicks his tattooed right wrist to throw a pass as the Raiders’ quarterback, he’s always representing something dear to him.
Carr has a little body art that is will seen, whether he’s in the game or on the sidelines for Las Vegas. Although he’s been pretty good at football as a longtime NFL starter, Carr has made it clear that nothing is more important to him than his Christian faith.
That’s why he sports two tattoos, one on both wrists, to remind him and everyone else about that fact every day.
On his Carr’s right wrist, the symbol is called a Chi Rho, a christogram involving the two Greek letters that help form the Greek word “Christos” superimposed on each other. The use of the symbol dates back to Roman Emperor Constantine, who used it as a military standard (or emblem). There’s also an infinity element to the marking