Derek Carr Reacts To Tom Brady-Mark Davis Chat
Derek Carr has reacted to the Tom Brady-Mark Davis chat that took place in Las Vegas last weekend.
This past Saturday night, Brady and Davis were spotted talking at UFC 246: McGregor vs Cerrone.
While the substance of their conversation is obviously only known to the two men involved, that did not stop everyone from speculating regarding it.
It is no secret that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is no big fan of Carr’s. Along the same lines, it is clear that the franchise wants to make a splash in its first year in Las Vegas. And of course, everyone knows that Brady will become an unrestricted free agent during this offseason.
All of these things mixed together left many wondering if perhaps Davis and Brady were discussing a possible team-up.
Speaking to ESPN NFL insider Paul Gutierrez this week, Carr attempted to downplay the Davis-Brady meetup.
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“I mean, there was a lot of quarterbacks at that fight,” Carr he said.
“And there was a lot of football players at that fight that are free agents. And it’s like, every time, with my job, it’s always a story.
“No matter what. And knowing some people that were around, I even know what the conversation was [between Davis and Brady], and it’s like, ‘C’mon, man, when’s it going to end?'”
Carr was also a bit agitated about the fact that Brady, and not the team’s improvement this past season, has dominated conversation over the past few days.
“All of these things that [you’d think] everyone would be like, ‘Yes, we’re going the right way,” he continued.
“Everything’s getting better, and we know where we need to add things and where we [need] help.’ You would think that that would be the story. But that’s not how it works. And I understand that now.”
The reality is, despite Carr’s outlook, the questions regarding his future with the Raiders exist for a reason.
Aside from the aforementioned issues with Gruden, the team could also create an additional $16.5 million in extra cap space by cutting him.
Obviously they would need a replacement first, but if they were to find one, the Raiders could greatly benefit from getting rid of Carr.
“It’s just funny,” Carr continued.
“But I’m used to it now. But I’ll say it this way: I look forward to taking the first snap in that stadium, and I look forward to taking every snap from here on out, until I’m done.”
Brady officially becomes a free agent in March. At that point, it will be interesting to see what the Raiders do as far as both he and Carr go.