Derek Carr is set to leave the Las Vegas Raiders after the season ends, which came as a shock to many. Check out his emotional farewell.
Derek Carr bids farewell to Raiders after 9 seasons.
Derek Carr shared his thoughts for the first time since being benched by Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels a little over two weeks ago, and said goodbye to the Raider Nation through his social media posts, expressing that this past nine years together have been a rollercoaster, adding he left them with a little bit more than just a few great memories as Raiders fans.
The veteran quarterback tweeted a farewell message to Raiders fans minutes after a report surfaced that the team had begun to explore trades for Carr.
“Raider Nation it breaks my heart I didn’t get an opportunity to say goodbye in person,” Carr wrote. “We certainly have been on a roller coaster in our 9 years together. … 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 offseason. It certainly wasn’t perfect, but I hope that I was able to leave you with more than a few great memories as Raider fans.”
Carr has a no-trade clause, and the reports Thursday morning that the Raiders would begin exploring the trade market pointed to him being a part of the process.
Carr struggled in his first year under head coach Josh McDaniels, throwing 14 interceptions while completing 60.8% of his passes.
The Raiders went 6-11 and missed the playoffs after making the postseason in 2021.
“I once said that if I’m not a Raider I would rather be at home and I meant that, but I never envisioned it ending this way,” Carr wrote. “That fire burning inside of me to win a championship still rages. A fire no man can extinguish; only God.