Derek Carr shares goodbye letter to Raiders fans

Carr ready to continue his career with another team.

by Dzevad Mesic
Derek Carr shares goodbye letter to Raiders fans

Derek Carr has penned a goodbye letter to Raider Nation as he has confirmed that he is definitely leaving the Las Vegas Raiders in the offseason. Carr, who was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft, spent his first nine seasons in the NFL with the same organization.

Three years ago, the Raiders relocated from Oakland to Las Vegas and Carr remained their quarterback. "Raider Nation it breaks my heart I didn’t get an opportunity to say goodbye in person. We certainly have been on a roller coaster in our 9 years together.

From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful and appreciative of the years of support you gave to my family and me. We had our share of both heart breaking moments and thrilling game winning drives, and it always felt like you were there next to me.

It’s especially hard to say goodbye because I can honestly say that I gave you everything I had, every single day, in season, and in the off season. It certainly wasn't perfect, but I hope that I was able to leave you with more than a few great memories as Raider fans.

Thank you to the city of Oakland for taking us in. Thank you to the city of Las Vegas for allowing us to proudly call you home. Thank you to the organization, my teammates, all my coaches, staff, and everyone that helped me these last 9 years in those 2 buildings.

Thanks to all of Raider Nation that supported, encouraged, pushed, and uplifted me at different times along this journey. Raider Nation truly is special," Carr wrote on Instagram.

Carr on his previous claim

A year ago, Carr said he was ready to retire in case the Raiders wanted to move on from him.

With two games left in the 2022 season, the Raiders sent Carr home. Carr seemingly felt a bit disrespected by that move and now he is ready to continue his career. "I once said that if I'm not a Raider I would rather be at home and I meant that, but I never envisioned it ending this way.

That fire burning inside of me to win a championship still rages. A fire no man can extinguish; only God. So I look forward to a new city and a new team who, no matter the circumstance, will get everything I have. Winning a championship is what I've always wanted and what I will continue to work towards," Carr explained.

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