Derek Carr reacts to Darren Waller to Packers trade rumors
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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr shut down the rumors of Las Vegas dealing Darren Waller to the Green Bay Packers, insisting no chance that happens. This week, it was reported the Raiders and Packers started talking on a potential Waller trade.
Waller has been one of the most productive tight ends in recent years and one of Carr's favorite targets. “Lol no chance,” Carr said on Twitter regarding the possibility of the Raiders sending Waller to Green Bay.
The Raiders have made some big moves this offseason and moving on from Waller doesn't make much sense. This offseason, the Raiders re-signed Carr to a multiyear extension and signed First-team All Pro wide receiver Davante Adams.
Carr, who was drafted by the Raiders in 2014, signed a three-year, $121.5 million extension with the Raiders. After signing the extension, Carr said the Raiders were the only team he was interested in playing for.
Carr on re-signing with the Raiders
"I told my agent, 'I'm either going to be a Raider, or I'm going to be playing golf.
I don't want to play anywhere else,'" Carr said. "That's how much this place means to me. "I hope people can hear my heart on that -- that I was dead serious when I [said] that. I had one year left on my contract; if it was one year, it was going to be one year.
Thankfully it will be four more. Hopefully we can build on that, I can finish and just do what I set out to do nine years ago, and that was to win a championship." The Raiders entered this offseason with a new regime. Former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned mid-season, while former general manager Mike Mayock was fired after the season ended.
Josh McDaniels is now the Raiders head coach, while Dave Ziegler is the general manager. After signing an extension with the Raiders, Carr showed his gratitude to McDaniels and Ziegler for showing the belief in him. "Derek Carr has been the leader of this franchise for a long time and we are thrilled to continue that relationship moving forward," Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said in a statement released by the team.
"He has been a great example of someone who always puts the team first and we appreciate his desire to keep doing that while leading on and off the field. It is clear how much Derek cares about this organization, his teammates and winning. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him this season and beyond."