Someone might want to check on the Derek Carr “Stans” if they’re your friends. Earlier this week, Carr’s brother, David, made it known on television that No. 4 will be playing elsewhere in 2023. Naturally, people who continue to claim that Davante Adams will only play with Carr saw their hopes dashed. No. 17 has now made it clear he’s happy to be playing with his childhood team. More importantly, he has no intention of leaving anytime soon.
While speaking to the media this week, reporters were likely jumping at the chance to ask him about his future. With a few short and honest sentences, Carr apologists saw their hopes and dreams vanish.
“Like I said, I wouldn’t have ended up here originally probably if Derek [Carr] wasn’t here, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I won’t be here in the event that he’s not here. That’s my boy, obviously I got his back through anything, I’ve made that more than clear at this point. And I support him, I support everything that he has moving forward as well, but my dream was to play for this team before he was a Raider. And at this point I want to try to make this thing work and continue doing what I’m doing here. Myself get better and see the team grow and get better as well.”
Davante Adams seemed just fine without Derek Carr on Sunday
It was just one game on Sunday, but Adams seemed fine without Carr at quarterback. Let’s not forget that the Raiders were facing the league’s best defense in the San Francisco 49ers. Defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans didn’t have an answer for Adams. To be fair, he shouldn’t feel bad; most coaches this season were unable to.
As soon as the news dropped surrounding Carr’s benching, his defenders were quick to say goodbye to Adamsâ€”not out of spite. No, at all. Rather, out of loyalty to the soon-to-be former Raiders quarterback, no one’s denying the friendship between Adams and Carr. They’ve both expressed how they feel about each other publicly on more than one occasion. What remains true, and what Adams himself has proven, is that coming to the Silver and Black was bigger than Carr. He wanted to fulfill his childhood dream, and he’s done that and will continue to do so. That is surely much to the chagrin of those who have placed one particular player over the shield.
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