Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is tired of getting disrespected, and is ready for a monster 2020 season. But Raider Nation is still split.
For most NFL teams, having a quarterback who has thrown for back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons, and completed over 70 percent of his passes last year would be an incredible position. However, for the Las Vegas Raiders, quarterback Derek Carr is either hated, or beloved by the franchise, and is out to prove something in 2020.
The 2020 season is going to be a strange one, as there will be an unusual preseason, featuring no games, and there will be no fans in the stands. For Carr, that may be a good thing, as he was booed out of the Coliseum last season, and there are plenty of fans who would like to see the team move on from him.
In addition, there is also the possibility of opting out of the 2020 NFL season, something we have seen some big-name players do in recent days. The deadline to opt out is Thursday, but do not count on Carr being one of the players who decides to go that route.
In his recent press conference with the media, Carr explained why he was never opting out of the 2020 season and his thoughts on being downright disrespected.
"Did I think about opting out? I did not. I have a lot to prove to myself, I have a lot to prove to my organization. I’m going to be completely honest with you, I’m tired of being disrespected. So, there was no question I was playing this year."
Having a fired-up Carr is nothing new heading into the season, as we have seen this from him in the past. He has been the leader of this team through the move to Vegas, and the hope is that the talk can match more notches in the win column this season.