Derek Carr knew exactly when his relationship with the Raiders was over.
The New Orleans Saints QB recently discussed his departure from the Las Vegas Raiders after spending nine years with the organization, shedding light on what ultimately led to his decision.
Carr explained to the Fresno Bee that even if the team had met him halfway, his relationship with them had already reached a point of no return, irrespective of his benching.
He revealed that the final straw for him was when the team made his wife cry, causing him to realize that it was time to move on.
“Once they made my wife cry, that was pretty much over. Once they made her cry, that was out,” the four-time Pro Bowler told the outlet. “But the love for my teammates is what probably would have made me do it. But the way it worked out and the timing of things, I was just … it was time for me to move on. But who knows? You never know what will happen.”
However, Carr expressed that his love for his teammates almost made him reconsider.
feeling upset about the way things ended in Las Vegas, he is now fueled to continue his career elsewhere.
Carr expressed his disappointment over not getting the opportunity to play two more times in front of the Raiders’ fans, despite his impressive record and ability to perform at a high level.
He also noted the challenges he faced with numerous coaching changes throughout his tenure. After spending 142 games with the Raiders and accumulating impressive stats, including 35,222 passing yards and 217 touchdown passes, Carr has joined the New Orleans Saints in the offseason.