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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr would ‘probably quit’ rather than play for another team

Message sent loud and clear

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Surely, Derek Carr has heard the Aaron Rodgers rumors and the chatter that he could potentially be traded by the Las Vegas Raiders.

On Tuesday, he may have (either intentionally or unintentionally) sent a message to both the Raiders’ brass and to other teams that could inquire about trading for him: He’s not interested in playing for any other team.

While answering by a reporter in a Zoom press session about why he seems happier in his situation that some other quarterbacks, Carr responded: “I want to do it here. I probably would quit football if I had to play anywhere else.”

Carr, 30, who is entering his eighth NFL season since being a second-round pick by the Raiders in 2014, has been fiercely loyal to the organization over the years. He has previously said similar things about not wanting to wear another NFL uniform.

At some point, the choice may not be his if he wants to continue playing. So it will be interesting to see if Carr would eventually walk away from the game if the Raiders walk away from him.

This much is clear for right now, the Raiders and Carr are together for 2021 and he seems extremely happy about it.