We know how Raiders Nation feels about Derek Carr — He got his $125 million contract and it was their guy for the future. Many felt there could be Super Bowl hopes after a 12-4 season in 2016. In 2018, the legend, coach Jon Gruden was back in the bay and got his $100 million contract, and this was supposed to be the start of something even better than before.
Things have been awful. The Oakland Raiders, in what may be their last year in the bay have started off the season 1-5. With a win over the Cleveland Browns that many believe was handed to them with an awful call for the Browns that could have ended the game.
On top of that drama is a report from Marcus Thompson II of TheAthletic.com that states Raiders QB Derek Carr has a “fractured relationship” with his teammates after he was seen crying on the field during a 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in London last week.
Raiders headquarters is not the best space for Carr. The belief in him has deteriorated, perhaps to irreparable levels. Team sources describe a fractured relationship between Carr and his teammates, mostly because confidence in him has waned. It certainly didn’t help when film showed what looked like him crying after being sacked and injuring his arm. They saw his face. They heard his whimper. They witnessed him explain on the sidelines. They assuredly watched it again in film session. It’s hard to see how Carr can lead this team again.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 14, 2018
“They saw his face,” Thompson writes. “They heard his whimper. They witnessed him explain on the sidelines. They assuredly watched it again in film session. It’s hard to see how Carr can lead this team again.”
I’m a Raider. It’s not a “popular” thing to be a Raider right now, but I am and I love it. I love the struggle of trying to fight back for our city when not a lot of people believe in us. People can try all they want to tear us apart, but it’s not happening to the real ones. ?
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) October 23, 2018