Derek Carr won’t return due to groin injury

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If the Raiders win tonight, they’ll do it with Marcus Mariota at quarterback.

The Raiders have announced that starter Derek Carr won’t return. He suffered a left groin injury in the first half.

Carr was running, and he pulled the muscle without contact.

Moving forward, the question becomes whether Carr will be back for any of the two remaining games of the regular season, or the playoffs — if the Raiders make it.

Four years ago, the Raiders made it to the playoffs, but a broken leg suffered late in the regular season by Carr results in Connor Cook getting the postseason assignment.

Mariota, who is under contract for 2021 at a base salary of $10 million, has a chance to impress the Raiders or another suitor, in the event the Raiders rip up the final season of his two-year deal.

11 responses to “Derek Carr won’t return due to groin injury

  1. Doesn’t matter who the raiders have at qb they’ll end up with same results…t,,mediocre…just mediocre baby !!!

  2. If the raiders had just an average defense (16th ranked) they would win so many more games. The defense is awful. Secondary dire. No sacks or turnovers. Every drive the raiders have to score as the defense won’t stop them

    Been like that all year.

  3. I think Mariota and Belichick would get along well – based on some past comments by Bill

  4. Once again, Gruden gets conservative on 1st and goal….this time with a chance to win the game. Instead makes bad play calls, kicks a FG and puts the game in the hands of our awful defense. Prevent offense. Prevented us from winning.

  5. Where’s Cle Ferrell? Where’s Maliek Collins? Where’s Mo Hurst? Where’s Mad Maxx? Where’s Corey Littleton? Where’s Lamarcus Joyner? Where’s Tanner Muse? Where’s Johnathan Abram besides throwing his body around and blowing coverages? The Raiders have spent a ton of draft capital on defense and they keep missing out. Free agent signings haven’t made an impact either. I really wish we had Josh Allen or Devin White instead of Cle right now.

  6. Mariota needs to start somewhere next year. Pats, Cowboys, Bears, Jets/Giants? A lot of suiters could give him a look, I always felt he needed a change and he got stale with the Titans. Just like Tannehill had a resurgence, Mariota can be even better with the right team.

    If he balls out the next few games while Carr is out, I wonder if Gruden will even consider keeping him and trading Carr away.

  7. Carr SHOULD have started his last game as a Raider. Mariota will start next year. Then again it’s the Raiders so they will probably keep Carr. LOLOLOLOL

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