Derek Carr: From what I heard, I wasn’t the guy Tom Brady was referring to

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One of the biggest mysteries of the past couple of weeks in the NFL relates to the team that didn’t want Tom Brady in 2020, prompting him to observe that the team in question is “sticking with the motherf–ker.”

Some in the league insist that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is the unnamed motherf–ker. Carr says he’s not, as far as he knows.

“From what I know it wasn’t me, which is good,” Carr told Brother from Another on Wednesday. “I know you got the rings, but if it’s not me then we’re good. What I heard, it wasn’t me. And so I’m good with that.”

So how does he know that? Carr declined to name names, but he said he got it “[f]rom a good source.”

Without knowing the source, it’s impossible to know how good it is. Coach Jon Gruden, for example, has a well-earned reputation for saying whatever he needs to say in whatever situation.

Regardless, there’s only one source who knows for sure, and it’s Brady. Hopefully someone will eventually ask him.

45 responses to “Derek Carr: From what I heard, I wasn’t the guy Tom Brady was referring to

  1. Derek, don’t concern yourself with what Brady is saying. Lately, he has just been spewing idiotic nonsense.

  2. Last week TB said don’t believe 90% of what he says in the media. Maybe this is part of the 90%.

  3. If Rodgers would of tried to troll Brady on this like Brady trolled Rodgers at The Match yesterday it would of been hilarious.

  4. Unless Tom Brady is taking about opposing defenses; I don’t care what he has to say.

  5. He was talking about Kirk Cousins. I don’t have sources, but based on the comments here, it makes sense.

  6. Im sticking with my Chargers theory. They wanted to stick with Tyrod Taylor knowing that Herbert was going to fall to them. Taylor is totally the guy.

  7. Carr has one NFL record: most games lost with the same QB in his first seven years. Of course, most QB’s don’t last seven years with that W-L record.

  8. Maybe Brady wasn’t talking about a QB? Maybe he was talking about a coach?

  9. Of course Derek Carr is the only one who cares to speak out on it lol. Dude is so insecure it’s crazy.

  10. Well, even if it didnt happen to be about Carr, it would still very much apply to Carr… But, it doesn’t seem like he gets that though.

  11. Everyone just assumes he was talking about a QB. I think he was really just talking about Bill Belichick.

    After all, we are all thinking it here in New England.

  12. How fragile is Carr’s ego that he has to come out and declare that Brady wasn’t referring to him???

  13. I know there’s a lot of Derek Carr fanboys on here, but it was him. He’s the only one that fits all of the details that Brady described.

  14. So, I still think one of the biggest possibilities are the Titans. They were rumored to be in it, had a close personal friend as Head Coach, and Tannehill was a FA. The argument against Tannehill was that he had just beaten the Patriots in the playoffs, but I still say that doesn’t mean that much – Tannehill was what, 8-15 in that game? Tannehill didn’t “beat” them.

    If I recall correctly, the Titans were rumored to be in it, and pulled out. The thing about it was that the comment struck me as Brady taking it very personally, and getting turned down by a close friend in Vrabel might turn him the wrong way. That said, the whole “I’m going to f you up angle doesn’t really work”, but he could be speaking more off-the-cuff there.

    The other thought would still be the Niners. Winning team, hometown team, childhood team, being near his folks. He’d likely feel pissed off about that. That said, didn’t Brady say he wouldn’t have gone there anyways. Could just be residual anger leading him to say that, but it’s hard to think he wouldn’t have jumped at the chance to go home.

    The Raiders still make some sense, despite what Derek Carr is saying. Of course, honestly, I don’t really care. It’s sort of ludicrous that this story still has legs.

  15. Sounds like Tannehill to me. Especially with Mike Vrabel, other former Patriot player connections.

  16. With all of his pompous arrogance, he was probably referring to the Chiefs and Mahomes.

  17. At times a good football player but the man gets lost in his own head this is a weird mix of self aware and sad and I’m not sure on the proportions? As a qb he seems good enough to do good things. But I’m not sure about him LEADING or being the leader on a team going anywhere. Weird guy, not quite the polar opposite of Rodgers or Brady but not far off.

  18. How is Carr still in the league. It was 100% who Brady was talking about.

  19. I’d rule out Carr, Garrapalo and Tannehill, because in the full interview, not just the controversial nugget, Brady it was a team that expressed interest early, but also said it didnt matter because he wouldnt have played for that team anyways.

    Logic to me is Detroit/Stafford (especially since HC/GM was on a really hot seat) or Minnesota/Cousins. Possibly both New York teams.

  20. cas5875 says:
    July 8, 2021 at 9:41 am
    I’d rule out Carr, Garrapalo and Tannehill, because in the full interview, not just the controversial nugget, Brady it was a team that expressed interest early, but also said it didnt matter because he wouldnt have played for that team anyways.

    Logic to me is Detroit/Stafford (especially since HC/GM was on a really hot seat) or Minnesota/Cousins. Possibly both New York teams.
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    I can’t see Detroit – would they really have investigated, when they had every intention of keeping Stafford around? Maybe Minnesota. That said, your implication seems to be that he would’ve gone and played for the Titans, but I really wonder about that. That argument is steeped in the idea that football wise, it would make sense. That said, one gets the feeling that their decision was as much about Gisele as Tom, and I wonder if they would’ve moved to Tennessee.

    At the end of the day, Brady does a lot of things on purpose with media/social media. It’s the Belichick in him, and I wonder if his purpose in saying that was less about showcasing something about him, and more about disrupting other organizations off-seasons by trying to get this discussion going internally.

    I do agree with the other comments in that Derek Carr is awfully weak in responding to this.

  21. If Brady hangs on too long there will be somebody saying that about him in a year or two.

  22. Tannehill. He probably doesn’t know him, which makes it easier to say, and that guy is more overrated as a threat to win anything big even though the numbers have been good for a couple years now. Brady played against him enough when he was with Miami to know his real ceiling.

  23. I’m happy for Tom that he’s free to speak his mind now but he really needs to ask himself why Belichick didn’t want him talking in the first place. That was a lousy comment that ended up hurting many QBs unintentionally or not.

  24. calkcfan says:
    July 7, 2021 at 9:37 pm
    Carr has one NFL record: most games lost with the same QB in his first seven years. Of course, most QB’s don’t last seven years with that W-L record.

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    Not true. Carr also has the NFL record for most 4th quarter game winning drives through a player’s first seven seasons. Both stats have a lot to do with always playing opposite a defense that allows 30 ppg. If Carr played on better teams he’d have a lot more wins. He might not have as many 4th quarter comebacks because the defense wouldn’t always blow leads, but he’d still be clutch as hell.

  25. Seahawks; Brady was referring to Russell Wilson, of course.

    Brady wants desperately to play for Pete Carroll, who remains an icon in the Bay Area going back to his playing days at the University of the Pacific-

  26. LOL Carr would be the one guy to have to respond that its not him. It would be even funnier if Carr actually was that MFER but I doubt it.

  27. It’s Tyrod Taylor. He was ranked 32nd among starting quarterbacks at the start of the 2020 season. It is obvious. Brady wasn’t talking about the middle of the pack QB. His point is that they were in a major market (LA) and were sticking with the lowest ranked QB. All worked out, except for Taylor who had a needle stuck into his lung.

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