For a minute, think about the greatest NFL players in history. Three names immediately come to mind: Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor, and Reggie White. Names like Charles Woodson, Ken Stabler, Howie Long, Jim Otto, Jim Plunkett, and Lyle Alzado come to mind when thinking about the Las Vegas Raiders organisation. Why? Because they also brought in winning personalities to the Raider organization. Such trademarks included phrases like “Just Win, Baby!” and “Commitment to Excellence.” Do you think Derek Carr has any business speaking in that atmosphere, much alone with those men?
Derek Carr was inconsistent and mediocre.
Carr has a 63-79 win/loss record as a starter for the Raiders over the course of his nine years with the team. Even though football is a team sport, your starting quarterback’s talent (or lack thereof) could make or break your franchise. Despite coach-coordinator disagreements, poor defenses, and poor drafting, the key question is whether Derek Carr contributed. The Fresno State alum’s career has been brief, with the exception of one unusual year in 2016. He was clearly not the winner who would go down in history. Carr’s admission of his true colours at the end of the phrase should also raise some eyebrows.
Carr’s most recent campaign proved he was a loser.
Many expected Carr to become a star because the team had the best running back, wide receiver, and offensive line in the NFL in 2022. Despite some poor performances by the team and Carr himself, Josh McDaniels, the team’s newly hired head coach, put the Las Vegas Raiders in position to make the playoffs in December. Everything was at stake in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Carr struggled against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Oakland Raiders’ final important game for him.
Throwing one touchdown versus three interceptions when your team needs you the most is hardly impressive, even in hindsight. His final professional performance, however, will be what many people remember him for. In addition to failing on the field, he was doomed by his passive-aggressive behavior.
Derek Carr is oblivious to the fact that the NFL is a business.
Derek Carr decided to leave the team that was still in the playoff hunt after being benched for Jarrett Stidham for the final two weeks of the season. You can only play in the NFL if you are successful as a business. It’s a very simple concept; if you don’t, you don’t. Carr, on the other hand, came to believe that he was untouchable over time. Despite years of summer rumors, he stayed regardless of the coaching staff or front office.
Josh McDaniels, the coach, and David Ziegler, the general manager, on the other hand, are strictly businesspeople who are not in the cuddling business. Carr took offence to criticism when everyone was given the same opportunity to prove themselves, as Sports Illustrated’s Hondo Carpenter demonstrated. Despite the fact that Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs, and Maxx Crosby were all successful athletes, he failed to walk the walk as a leader.
Last words about Derek Carr
Derek Carr delivered some outstanding performances for the Silver and Black. He is a capable quarterback with the ability to win with both his arm and his legs. But his competitiveness is lacking. The Raiders left a lot of football on the field, whether it was because he checked the ball down, refused to use his legs to get a first down, or had poor ball security. Expect the Raiders to revert to a lineup that prioritised the “Shield” over everything else, both verbally and physically. The Derek Carr era will be over once a successful signal-caller arrives in Las Vegas, because history remembers the victor.