Derek Carr says he would 'probably quit' if he had to play for a team other than the Raiders

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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr knows how to tank his trade value. 

Carr has been subject to trade reports for years, but has no desire to leave his current team. In fact, Carr said he would "probably quit" if he had to play for an NFL team other than the Raiders, according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.

Carr made those comments at the team's minicamp Tuesday. Carr said he wants to stay with the Raiders through good and bad times.

"I'd probably quit football if I had to play for somebody else," Carr said following Tuesday's mandatory minicamp practice in his first public comments since the end of last season. "I am a Raider for my entire life. I'm going to root for one team for the rest of my life — it's the Raiders. So, I just feel that so strong in my heart I don't need a perfect situation ... to make things right.

"I'd rather go down with the ship, you know what I'm saying, if I have to."

Carr added that he has an old-school mentality when it comes to signing a contract. He signed a five-year, $125 million extension with the team in 2017, and said he intends to see that deal through with the Raiders. Carr's contract runs through the 2022 season. He'll make a little over $19 million in 2021 and 2022.

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Derek Carr looking to improve under Jon Gruden

Carr has shown solid improvement under head coach Jon Gruden since 2018. Last season, Carr threw for 4,103 yards and 27 touchdowns against nine interceptions. His 7.9 yards per attempt tied a career-high. Over his career, Carr has thrown 170 touchdowns against 71 interceptions. He has made the Pro Bowl three times.

Despite that, the Raiders haven't done a lot of winning. Carr has made the playoffs once in his career, although he was sidelined during that run after suffering a season-ending leg injury in Week 16. The Raiders didn't last long in the postseason, losing to the Houston Texans in the wild-card round during the 2016 season.

Oddsmakers at BetMGM don't see the Raiders as a major threat in 2021. The team is listed at +1800 to win the AFC West. The Kansas City Chiefs are listed at -300 to take the AFC West, which shouldn't come as a surprise given the team reached the Super Bowl last season.

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