David Carr Rips The Las Vegas Raiders For The Way They Handled Derek Carr’s Benching

Derek Carr’s time with the Las Vegas Raiders is over.

Following the decision to bench Carr, the Fresno State product left the team and has been inactive in Week 17 and now in Week 18. It’s clear the next time Carr takes the field, it’ll be for another team.

The handling of how Josh McDaniels and the Raiders benched Carr has come under-light and Carr’s brother and current NFL Network analyst, David Carr, went on a big rant about the Raiders and their decision to bench his brother.

“Derek Carr has said for a long time ‘I’m only going to play for the Raiders.’ It’s the Raiders or no one else. Such loyalty. So, he was fully invested,” David said of Derek. “Six head coaches, Khalil Mack gets traded, Amari Cooper’s shipped off, Jon Gruden gets fired midseason, he’s going through all this turmoil, right? He never called out a coach, never called out the organization, never called out the top brass in the organization, never said anything.”


Carr is under contract through 2025 after agreeing to a three-year, $121.5 million extension in April.

For the season, Carr leads the league with 14 interceptions while having completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 3,522 yards and 24 touchdowns. In his nine seasons, the Raiders have finished with a winning record just twice and have two playoff appearances, losing in the first round each time.