Raiders News: Derek Carr Reaffirms Loyalty to Team

Devon Platana
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr has reaffirmed his loyalty to the team.
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr has reaffirmed his loyalty to the team. / Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Winning is a huge deal to professional athletes. It's honestly not surprising that we always see athletes switching organizations, chasing the best opportunity that gives them a shot at winning a championship.

After spending seven seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders, quarterback Derek Carr hasn't experienced a lot of winning. While he has 47 regular season wins under his belt, the Raiders have made the playoffs just once as long as he's been there, losing to the Houston Texans in the 2016 AFC Wild Card round. However, even with a lack of success, you won't hear Carr complain. In fact, the 30-year-old QB has nothing but love and loyalty for the Raiders.

Derek Carr News

According to The Athletic's Vic Tafur on Tuesday, Carr was asked why he doesn't complain as some other quarterbacks do. The Raiders signal-caller attributed that quality to how he was raised, saying that he wants to win with Las Vegas. While some players may be willing to play elsewhere for a chance at winning a Super Bowl, Carr said that he'd "probably quit football if I had to play somewhere else." That sort of loyalty is hard to come by in sports, meaning that Raiders fans are lucky to have this man as their quarterback.

Carr has been nothing but consistent since being drafted No. 36 overall by the Raiders in 2014. He's never had a major injury in his career as he's played in 110 out of a possible 112 games over seven seasons. Over the last three seasons, Carr has recorded 12,206 passing yards. To be clear, only seven other QBs have more passing yards in that span, including the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. To say that Carr is among those names is nothing short of high praise.

If the three-time Pro-Bowler wants to win a championship with the Raiders, he's going to need to get them back into the playoffs. However, FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds don't see that happening next season as the oddsmakers project Las Vegas to miss the postseason at -480 odds. Even if they do make the playoffs, the Raiders have +7500 odds (26th) to win the Super Bowl.


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