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Silver Minings: Hunter Renfrow says Derek Carr’s team loyalty makes him ‘who you want as a leader’

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver loves what his quarterback said

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Derek Carr, Hunter Renfrow
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Las Vegas Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr made headlines this week when he said he’d probably quit playing football rather than play for another NFL team.

Carr’s remarkable words not only resonated with media and fans, but they were also felt in his own locker room. In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Las Vegas wide receiver Hunter Renfrow said he was fired up to see Carr’s statement on Twitter.

Renfrow said he screenshot the tweet and sent it to Carr via text with the caption: “I love this.”

“That’s who you want as a quarterback, that’s who you want as a leader — a guy who’s going to give everything he has,“ Renfrow said about the QB who he has developed a fast chemistry with over the past two years.

Renfrow’s reaction to Carr’s words is another illustration of the respect and admiration the quarterback has within the Raiders’ building. That, above media criticism and some fan angst, is what matters most.

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