Derek Carr is sticking around in Las Vegas after agreeing to a three-year, $121.5 million contract extension with the Raiders on Wednesday. It's a huge sum to pay a quarterback who just played in first career playoff game this past season, but Las Vegas is banking on the 31-year-old to reach new heights with Davante Adams in town.
Carr has faced his share of critics during his career, and he made sure to call out them out following the news of his extension.
Carr displayed full confidence in his talents and seems determined to earn his first playoff win to shut up the doubters. He thinks their questions on his ability to win in the postseason are unfounded given he's made just one playoff appearance so far.
“The question of, Can I win a playoff game? Yeah, that’s ridiculous. Yes. Just because we haven’t, just because we had one chance and we lost in the last series of the game to the AFC champions? Yeah, I think we can."- Derek Carr
Carr does make a good point. There's no shame in Las Vegas losing by a touchdown to the eventual AFC champions in Carr's first taste of postseason action. The Raiders also had an interim head coach at the helm in his first playoff game as an HC.
Now that Las Vegas' key pieces got that introductory experience out of the way, and welcomed vets like Adams plus Chandler Jones into the mix, hopefully the team is ready for a prolonged playoff run this season.
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