Derek Carr “ready to rock” after broken leg

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s health wasn’t the only topic up for discussion when he met with the media at the start of the Raiders’ offseason program on Monday, but it was a big one.

Carr broke his leg in the next-to-last week of the regular season, which cost him a chance to make his first playoff appearance and left him to start the offseason in rehab mode. On Monday, Carr said that he no longer feels like he’s in that mode and that he’s prepared to work alongside the rest of the team as they make their way toward the start of next season.

“I feel great,” Carr said, via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I’m ready to rock. I did everything my teammates did today. I’ll do everything my teammates do tomorrow.”

Carr’s contract status was also part of the discussion on Monday as the team has shown interest in finding common ground on an extension with Carr entering the final year of his rookie deal. The quarterback said he hopes to have something done by training camp and shares the team’s expectation that talk will pick back up after the draft.

32 responses to “Derek Carr “ready to rock” after broken leg

  1. If you were building a team today and could pick any QB you want for your team, it would be Derek Carr.

  2. It has been a long time since the Raiders have had a quality QB that they could depend on. Lock him up for the future. There is no other option. Get it done.

  3. Glad he is healthy because that team needs him desperately, they folded like a cheap suit without him.

  4. I’m hoping that in addition to his leg, Carr’s pinky-finger is also healed.

    Carr deserves a lucrative deal and so do the Raiders’ other home-grown stars like Mack and Gabe Jackson. So I also hope that this notion of wasting valuable cap space on an over-30, rusty disruptive player like Marshawn Lynch gets flushed.

  5. Don’t like the Raiders. I do like David Carr tho. Pretty hard not to, great talent and great person. Guys like this are easy to root for.

  6. Glad to hear it. As a Patriots fan I wish The Raiders the best and hope they come at us strong. Football is more exiting with that happening.

  7. If some of the rumors are true and the Raiders get Lynch and Sherman in a package deal, then I’m not so sure the Patriots would be the run away favorite in the AFC like most have already crowned them to be. That Raiders offense is really good and the defense is just a couple players away from being right up there with the best of them.

  8. Its going to be a fun year. Looking forward to attacking the tough schedule and making a run in the playoffs.

    RAIDER NATION!!!!!

  9. scmems07 says:
    Apr 17, 2017 4:40 PM

    If some of the rumors are true and the Raiders get Lynch and Sherman in a package deal, then I’m not so sure the Patriots would be the run away favorite in the AFC like most have already crowned them to be. That Raiders offense is really good and the defense is just a couple players away from being right up there with the best of them.

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    While I agree with most of your post, Richard Sherman is NOT one of those players. The Raiders are a young team and do need secondary help. But get someone on their second contract, not an OVERRATED loud mouth, on the decline.

  10. According to these comments David Carr makes the Raiders more exiting and Teddy Bridgewater better… Better heal? Better take up a new line of work? Better learn to say “would you like fries with that?”

  11. I was looking forwards to a possible Pats-Raiders AFCC last year in the playoffs and it was disappointing to see this exciting young player knocked out before that could happen.

    Its much better for the league to have some fresh new players get into the playoffs

  12. Its not 1 player that makes this team this nation real its the whole package yes derek carr is the best qb we’ve had since gannon and I think will be better we have gotten a lot of talent and built a strong team it takes awhile but we have built or team or nation the raiders will rise pats will fall raider for life

  13. Just Sign Him Baby!

    Team looked good last season until Carr went down. Should look pretty good again this year especially with Beast Mode coming over.

  14. joetoronto says:
    Apr 17, 2017 4:03 PM
    If you were building a team today and could pick any QB you want for your team, it would be Derek Carr.

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    Carr shows promise but let’s see if he can beat a decent team in the postseason before annointing him.

  15. Really like Carr and hope that his leg has healed. Will need to see him take a (legal) hit or two on that leg before I’d be sure he’s fully recovered.

  16. slick50kc says:
    Apr 17, 2017 8:24 PM
    1-5 vs. Alex Smith. Alex freaking Smith!

    and the Chefs are 0-47 the last 47 years trying to win anything that matters

  17. It will great to see him back healthy and with more weapons. That offense could be scary. The defense still needs a lot of work though, and hopefully that gets addressed in the draft. Still, that may be a lot to ask of rookie’s to make an immediate impact. I’m hopeful, but cautiously optimistic, as they have a very tough schedule.

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