We all knew this move was coming, but now it has been made official.
On Tuesday, the Las Vegas Raiders released longtime QB Derek Carr from the team, which officially ended his era with the only team he has ever played for.
The New Orleans Saints appeared to be in the driver’s seat in a potential trade for Carr after hosting him on a visit, however, the QB did a complete 180 and informed Las Vegas that he would not accept a trade to New Orleans or any other team, making his release inevitable.
Carr’s tenure ended after the 31-year-old was benched for the final two games of the 2022 season by first-year head coach Josh McDaniels. That move also ended his streak of 91 consecutive starts dating back to 2017.
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The team and Car made it clear that they wanted nothing more to do with the other. Carr later penned a farewell to Raiders fans on social media.
“It’s especially hard to say goodbye because I can honestly say that I gave you everything I had, every single day, in season, and in the off-season,” he wrote. “It certainly wasn’t perfect, but I hope that I was able to leave you with more than a few great memories as Raider fans.”
The 2014 second-round pick holds virtually every franchise passing record and led the team to two postseason appearances.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.