The Las Vegas Raiders have high hopes for a deep playoff run after a busy offseason. A lot of that is predicated on the fact that their new quarterback and wide receiver duo have finally made their dream come true of playing together in the NFL. Las Vegas’s signal-caller spoke on this recently in some latest Raiders news.
Derek Carr has always had solid, sometimes great weapons around him. Players such as Michael Crabtree, Amari Cooper, and Darren Waller come to mind. You also can’t sleep on Hunter Renfrow, and he’s meant for No. 4. However, none of them were his best friends at Fresno State. None of them had that special bond, almost brother-like. Well, after both having notable careers with their respective teams, Davante Adams finally made his way to the Raiders this offseason. It’s been a long time coming, but as Carr recently elaborated, this was something that both of them had wanted for quite some time.
Raiders news: It doesn’t promise that we can repeat what we’ve done, says Derek Carr
Talking with Anthony Galaviz of the Fresno Bee, Carr shared some insight regarding the arrival of Adams and what it means to him personally. In particular, Carr highlights how much teaming up with Adams means to both of them.
“That’s something that we always talked about. We dreamed of that and then when it became closer to reality, I went all in and he did, too. It’s something that we both just know where we’re at in our careers.”
Carr has consistently been an upper-tier NFL quarterback, and his numbers certainly back up that notion. What’s been lagging is team success. Now, Carr will have arguably his best cast as far as offensive weapons go. The fact that his dream of reuniting with his friend on an NFL field is now a reality means you can tell 2022 will be different. At the same time, Carr isn’t making any promises.
“It doesn’t promise that we can repeat what we’ve done. It does give us an opportunity to play together again, and it’s exciting.”
Carr is a professional and he knows better than to make outlandish promises or guarantees. On that same note, he acknowledges that playing Adams is exciting and that he knows full well that they can accomplish when they play together. Fresno State 2.0? Raider Nation certainly hopes so.
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