Derek Carr is under contract for the 2022 season, but there has been talk over the past few months that this may be his final year with the team.
During a recent appearance on The Herd, David Carr shared his thoughts on the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback’s future with the franchise.
“There has to be a commitment from the organization that they are going to give him what he needs to succeed,” David Carr said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “He only wants to win a Super Bowl. He’s not here for the money, he’s talked about hanging it up when Jon retired. All of that stuff is ‘I want to win.’ He’d love to do it in Las Vegas, but he wants a chance to do it. He knows that there are pieces that you can put in place here. They are as close as they’ve ever been.
“They’re right on the cusp … they need some pieces. They need to see from the Raiders that there is commitment there. We talk about it a lot. We talk about commitment to excellence. Al Davis preached it. That needs to happen because I can’t guarantee that Derek is going to want to sign up for that if it’s going to be the same thing that he’s done over the last seven or eight years. I can’t guarantee that knowing my brother.”
Carr is a very good quarterback and just led the Raiders to a playoff berth after all the team dealt with this past season.
His future with the team will likely be handled by the next head coach of the team. If the latest rumors are to be believed, Josh McDaniels is gearing up to leave his job as the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots and take the head coaching job with the Las Vegas Raiders.
This could be either amazing or terrible news for Derek Carr. McDaniels is an offensive guru who had a ton of success developing Mac Jones, but he is also the same person who traded Jay Cutler very quickly after becoming the Denver Broncos head coach in 2009.
Carr may be a great fit, but it ultimately be his call on who he wants behind center for 2022.