Carr annoyed at rumors Raiders would draft QB

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ALAMEDA, Calif. — Derek Carr said he was confident the Oakland Raiders would not draft a quarterback this offseason, but did admit the constant swirl of speculation got under his skin.

“Honestly, it got annoying after a while,” Carr admitted Tuesday after the team’s first OTA practice, in his first meeting with Bay Area media since the 2018 season finale. “I’m like, ‘Really, they don’t have nothing else to talk about?’ And I didn’t help the situation, trying to challenge people to fights.”

Carr laughed, but he was not happy in January when he did, in fact, challenge ESPN First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman to an MMA-style match due to criticism they levied at Carr.



Raiders QB Derek Carr took issue with comments about him by Max Kellerman on Wednesday’s First Take, and things escalated on both sides Thursday.

That the Raiders did not pick a QB with any of their nine selections in April’s draft — instead sticking with Carr and backups Nathan Peterman, Mike Glennon and Landry Jones — only solidified Carr as the franchise quarterback. Particularly after conversations with owner

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