Send Derek Carr’s Glove to Canton
Biased Answer: Buy; Realistic Answer: Sell,
Because it was merely a regular season matchup, the infamous glove that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wore to shield his banged-up pinky in the second half likely won’t see the field again let alone Canton. However, his performance remains a Hall of Fame effort.
In the conversation for this season’s MVP honors, Carr completed 26 of 38 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns despite playing nearly the entire second half with a recently dislocated pinky and glove on his throwing hand.
The former Fresno State product had a moment, and in said moment, he thrived, effectively pushing his MVP campaign to new heights.
"“I think the personality of this team is this- I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, because I really believe in it and mean it, Coach Del Rio taught us how to compete last year and we learned that,” Carr said when asked if there is a “no excuse” personality with the team now. “This year, we’re learning how to win and what it takes. There were so many PowerPoint presentations we saw in the off-season of just little situational football- and that matters. What it takes to win in those situations, decisions you have to make during that time, I really believe in that process he created. I believe that our identity is just a team that works hard and believes in one another.”"
Carr revealed veteran grit on Sunday in his willingness to get back on the field, rejoining his teammates in the huddle to do more than just compete. He knew the win was within reach, and he grabbed it, glove and all.