Derek Carr issues apology to Raiders fans: ‘They just didn’t get my best’

veteran quarterback derek carr He had a turbulent breakup with the Raiders earlier this off-season. During his nine years with the franchise, Carr consistently expressed his desire to make the Raiders a winning team.

He only missed two games due to injury while running back with the team, but he struggled throughout the 2022 NFL season.

The team decided to bench Carr before the last two games of the season. parting with him in February.

Despite his unofficial exit, Carr apologized to Raiders fans.


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Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders stands on the sidelines during the national anthem prior to a game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on December 8, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Kevin Sabitus / Getty Images)

According to Carr, fans haven’t seen the best version of him last season,

“He just didn’t deliver his best, and it drove me crazy at the end of the year because I felt spread out in so many different ways,” Carr said via Brett Martel of the Associated Press.

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“I just wasn’t feeling myself, and I feel bad for the (Raiders) coaches and players.”

Derek Carr before a preseason game

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr warms up before a preseason game on August 14, 2022 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Scutari)

Carr also hinted at dealing with some personal matters off the field, while at the same time attempting to learn head coach Josh McDaniel’s offensive system.

He’s hoping he can be the best version of himself for his new team new orleans saints, The signal caller said his goal was to maintain a “simple” focus on his team and football.

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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks to throw during the first half of a game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas. (Chris Ungar / Getty Images)

“I’ve tried my best to get back at it. Hopefully, it leads to some success,” Carr said. “It’s going to be a great lesson for me to learn to help some guys down the road when they go through coaching changes or changes in whatever they’re doing.”

The Saints have struggled to play consistent quarterback since three-time All-Pro Drew Brees retired after the 2020 season. New Orleans has failed to qualify for the playoffs the past two years.

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Carr threw for 3,522 yards in 2022 with 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He averaged over 4,000 yards per season over a four-year span from 2018 to 2021.