Raiders QB Derek Carr & David Carr

Derek Carr Will Play Football Again Per His Big Brother, David

Family bonds are a strong tie, more so than anything else, even for an NFL team. Since joining the Las Vegas Raiders, Derek Carr has always had his entire family in his corner. A few names come to mind, actually. There’s David Carr, a former NFL quarterback and legendary bust; Darren, a high school coach; and even his nephews started their own podcast. As you can see, there’s quite the PR machine behind the future “former” Raiders quarterback. Well, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it was David who made it clear on NFL Game Day that there will be life after the Raiders for his little brother. That’s quite adorable, truly.

There will be life after the Raiders for Derek Carr

In a clip that’s making waves across social media, David makes the case for Derek. On television, he essentially set fire to the Raiders organization, which had failed his younger brother rather than the other way around. At least that’s what the “older” Carr alluded to.

“He was fully invested (in the Raiders)…was he appreciated? No. It wasn’t Derek that changed; it was the Raiders that changed. He’s going to look for teams that have a stable situation. Stable… I’m excited for my brother’s future… I’m a little upset.”

David was also adamant about his brother’s part in the Raiders landing Davante Adams. No. 17 has publicly backed this notion on more than one occasion as well. However, the notion that the Raiders didn’t appreciate him is rather ludicrous. At one time, Carr was one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. He was awarded a new contract on more than one occasion. No. 4 simply didn’t deliver. Carr had the best receiver/running back tandem in the league this season, and still, it apparently wasn’t enough.

There’s definitely something to be said about David wanting his brother to land in a “stable” situation. Maybe because David isn’t the most renowned quarterback; I mean, he doesn’t come to mind when you think of the word “elite,” so let’s get that out of the way. However, as far as what he’s talking about, a change of scenery isn’t going to magically fix Derek. Will a new team “fix” his red zone deficiency, non-desire to make plays with his legs, shakiness in the pocket, or underthrowing passes left, and right? No, that’s unlikely. Carr will be entering his 10th season; at this point, he is who he is.

Let’s just chalk up what David Carr said for what it is: a big brother sticking up for his little brother. Of course, Derek has the benefit of having someone on a global platform do that for him. There’s that as well. It looks like Derek’s next team will inherit more than just an underwhelming quarterback.

*Top Photo: SB Nation

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