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Derek Carr opens up about exit from Raiders: I was very upset; I was mad

Jun 28, 2023

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr wasn't happy with the way his career ended with the Las Vegas Raiders. Carr opened up about being benched last season, saying he was "very upset" with the way things played out.

After starting the first 15 games of the regular season, Carr was benched in favor of Jarrett Stidham. The Raiders lost their final two games, and Carr signed with the Saints in the offseason.

Carr, in particular, was upset that he didn't have a final opportunity to play in front of Raiders fans one more time, according to Anthony Galaviz of the Fresno Bee.

The benching ended a frustrating season for Carr. He threw 24 touchdowns against 14 interceptions over 15 games. His 60.8 completion percentage was his lowest since his rookie season. While those numbers were good enough to get Carr to the Pro Bowl, they didn't help the Raiders win. Carr went just 6-9 as a starter.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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