- Head coach Josh McDaniels discussed Derek Carr’s future with the Raiders
- His response didn’t exactly solidify the passer’s standing in Las Vegas after this year
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Josh McDaniels takes over in Las Vegas as the Raiders’ new head coach in 2022.
Last year, the organization parted ways with Jon Gruden following an email scandal that broke midseason. Despite being without its leader on the sidelines, the team made the NFL Playoffs. Much of that was due to the play and leadership of QB Derek Carr.
Carr experienced a breakout season in 2021, throwing for a career-best 4,804 yards. He helped Las Vegas win 10 regular season games before falling to eventual AFC champion Cincinnati in the playoffs.
While Carr has been a staple in the silver and black since his entering the league in 2014, he’s entering the final year of his current contract in 2021.
Earlier this week, McDaniels was asked about the passer’s future with the Raiders, detailing how the organization is working to keep Carr in Vegas.
His response wasn’t exactly promising.
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“I think ultimately, you know, you try to do what’s best for the team. I think both sides gotta do what’s best. When we get into those talks with Derek, you know, Derek’s going to have to make decisions about what’s best for him. That’s what each man’s right is… At the same time, we’ve got to do what’s right for the team… There will be a sweet spot in there, hopefully, for everybody.”
It doesn’t exactly exude confidence that the deal will get done.
Of course, it is a long offseason and things can change quickly. Carr played an integral part in getting Davante Adams to Las Vegas. He’s been with the team his entire career. The Raiders appear to be building an offense around him.
For now, we’d expect the passer to receive an extension to stay with the Raiders. Still, you’d like to see a more committal response from the head coach.