Raiders QB Derek Carr not extending contract trigger date
HENDERSON, Nev. — Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said during what will likely be his final appearance at the Raiders practice facility that he has no intention of extending the Feb. 15 trigger date of his contract to give the team additional time for the solution to give its location.
During the Pro Bowl Games Skills competition, Carr said he will not agree to changing the date by which more than $40 million in guarantees are in effect, increasing the likelihood that he will be fired from the team.
“I don’t think that would be best for me,” Carr said of the extension.
Carr claimed that he and his representatives would still like to be authorized to speak to potential trading partners, but the Raiders have yet to grant that permission. Carr has a no-trade clause in his contract and said he would use it if he felt it necessary.
“This is for [the Raiders] to talk,” he said when asked about the team’s refusal to allow conversations. “I’m just following the rules. When the date matters [and I get released]then I can talk to all my friends.”
Carr spent some time this week speaking with Hall of Famer quarterback Peyton Manning, who coaches the AFC team, and the advice Manning gave him had to do with the fact that he was where Carr was currently is.
“I spoke to Peyton about this today,” Carr said. “When he was released [from the Colts], he’s like, ‘Man, it was kind of surreal at that moment. you’re like wow You can’t even believe it.’
“But then you just go to the next place and move on. You do your best there. And it’s nice to hear that from someone who I think is the best. … He’s someone I’ve always looked up to.”
Carr enjoyed the recognition he received from the assembled fans, many of whom were Raiders loyal.
“I got goosebumps from wearing the shirts and it brings tears to my eyes because you love them so much,” he said. “You poured your heart out to try and give them some memories.”
Carr left fans with memories and a final bit of hilarity.
When ESPN’s Ryan Clark asked during the show if he’d ever been as hot as he was during the precision passing contest – Carr had an impressive performance – his answer was perfect.
“Not so hot,” he said. “That’s probably why I’m going somewhere else.”
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