Derek Carr Says He Would ‘Quit Football’ If The Raiders Trade Him (VIDEO)
No QB situation in the league has garnered more attention than the situation that continues to play out between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Some team is going to bite and land the 37-year-old QB in the hopes he can lead them to a championship in the next few years. As expected, the Raiders have been among the teams that get mentioned quite a bit as a potential destination.
Derek Carr, whose entering his seventh year as the Raiders’ starter, recently spoke out about what he would do if the team actually traded him.
“My goal when I got here was to give everything I have to this organization,” said Carr after Tuesday’s minicamp practice.
“I still want more, there’s still more, and I want to do it here. I don’t want to do it anywhere else. I’ve said that over and over again, I’d probably quit football if I had to play for somebody else. I am a Raider for my entire life. I’m going to root for one team for the rest of my life. It’s the Raiders. I just feel that so strong in my heart. I don’t need a perfect situation. I believe that.
I don’t need a perfect situation to make things right. I think we can all agree that if we were able to pull it off and win a championship here, that would feel much better than just piling a whole bunch of great players together and joining up and doing it that way. I think it would be much more special. With what we’ve been through to where I think we’re going, I just think personally, that would be a cooler story for my life. For other people, they want to do other things, that’s great, but for me I’d rather go down with the ship if I have to.”
Drafted out of Fresno State in 2014, Carr has started nearly every game for the Raiders over the last seven seasons.
He’s made three Pro Bowl appearances and has thrown for 170 touchdowns in his NFL career.