Raiders & Derek Carr

Raiders Bench 3-Time Pro Bowl QB Derek Carr, The Nation Reacts

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been one of the most polarizing topics of conversation for years. The three-time Pro Bowl signal-caller has survived countless coaching and executive changes, something that merits recognition. The fact is, the Raiders have been the definition of dysfunction for quite some time. So many so-called “saviors” have come and gone, including Reggie McKenzie, Jon Gruden, and Mike Mayock. Through it all, Carr has remained a stalwart, a locker room leader who, above all else, just wanted to win. Now, he’s being told to go home for the last two games.

Is this the end of an era for the Raiders and Derek Carr?

While speaking to the media, McDaniels pointed out that he wanted to see what Jarrett Stidham could offer the team. It’s a chance to “evaluate a younger player,” he said. It’s an interesting stance to take, but are we really shocked? McDaniels stated that the passing game had simply not been up to snuff this past month. You also had running back Josh Jacobs express his frustration with the offense. To be clear, he never mentioned Carr by name. If you look at all the signs, the decision to bench Carr seemed like a matter of time, not so much if it was going to happen.

On top of all the commotion, Carr’s financial situation also surely played a part in McDaniels’ decision. If Carr were to get hurt in these final games, the organization would be on the hook for a couple of years. Now, it should be stated that McDaniels gave no indication of what the future holds for No. 4. Instead, the coach said, “There’s a lot to be sorted out once the season is over.” Following an abysmal performance in freezing temperatures this past weekend, McDaniels did what none of his predecessors ever could: he “parked the Carr.” Also, and this is critical, the decision comes as the Raiders are still in playoff contention, albeit narrowly.

Raider Nation reacts to the news…

As one might expect, the news surrounding Carr has evoked a powerful and resounding response from Raider Nation. Check out our attempt to gauge the reaction via our Twitter account down below. Also, while you’re at it, see what other people are saying on social media right now.

*Top Photo: AP Photo/Don Wright

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2 thoughts on “Raiders Bench 3-Time Pro Bowl QB Derek Carr, The Nation Reacts”

  1. For me derek is the heart of the team he is been learning from all different coaches and I really don’t think he is the problem instead let him call the game like Jackson from Baltimore and I am sure he is better that this new coach who doesn’t know what he is doing

  2. Yeah get rid of the guy that saved your ass last year and took all the arrows while Bowl Cut Boy drove the team off the cliff. Seek the team to someone who cares. Please…

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