Derek Carr leaves Las Vegas Raiders after benching and nine years

Derek Carr LEAVES Las Vegas Raiders after being benched for the team’s final two games of the season as he regrets not being able to say goodbye properly… but admits ‘that fire burning inside of me to win a championship still rages’

Derek Carr has left the Las Vegas Raiders for good after he departed for the remainder of the season at the end of December following being benched.

Head coach Josh McDaniels stunned the world of football after removing Carr as the starter in favor of longtime backup Jarrett Stidham for the Raiders’ final two games of the regular season.

And now Carr has bid farewell and is moving on, saying ‘that fire burning inside of me to win a championship still rages.’

Derek Carr has left the Las Vegas Raiders for good after being omitted from final two games

‘Raider Nation it breaks my heart I didn’t get an opportunity to say goodbye in person,’ he wrote in a statement on Twitter Thursday.

‘We certainly have been on a roller coaster in our nine years together. From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful and appreciative of the years of support you gave to my family and me. We had our share of both heartbreaking moments and thrilling game winning drives, and it always felt like you were there next to me.

‘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 offseason. 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.

‘Thank you to the city of Oakland for taking us in. Thank you to the city of Las Vegas for allowing us to proudly call you home. Thank you to the organization, my teammates, all my coaches, staff, and everyone that helped me these last nine years in those two buildings. Thanks to all of Raider Nation that supported, encouraged, pushed, and uplifted me at different times along this journey. Raider Nation truly is special.

‘I once said that if I’m not a Raider I would rather be at home and I meant that, but I never envisioned it ending this way. That fire burning inside of me to win a championship still rages. A fire no man can extinguish; only God. 

‘So I look forward to a new city and a new team who, no matter the circumstance, will get everything I have. Winning a championship is what I’ve always wanted and what I will continue to work towards.

‘God bless you all and with love, DC4.’


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