Derek Carr knows the Raiders are ‘his football team’ despite Colin Cabernick’s workout, says Josh McDaniels

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Josh McDaniels, head coach of the Las Vegas Riders, said he had no need to pay. Longtime starter Derek Carr A head-up before Colin Cabernick’s workout.

After the 34-year-old free-agent brought the quarterback to a workout on Wednesday, it is said to have impressed the riders, and the coach insisted the team still owns the car.

“I think Derek is very comfortable where he is,” McDaniels said Told reporters Thursday. “I think he knows who he is for us, he knows how I feel about him, he knows how we feel about him. I do not think this is a big deal for Derek at this time.”

Las Vegas Riders head coach Josh McDaniels speaks during a news conference on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the NFL Football Team’s Training Center in Henderson.
(AP Photo / John Locher)

The 31-year-old car has signed on for a three-year, $ 121.5 million extension this year, and he remains on the team’s opening quarter. It is said that the riders were watching Cabernet would be a good fit In a quarterback room that includes Jared Stidham and Nick Mullens.

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“I think he knows this is his football team, and he’s acting just like that on the field, and he’s guiding what we want him to lead, and he’s doing everything right,” McDaniels added. “I could not hear much from Derek Carr. I’m very happy with what he’s been doing so far.”

Even after John Croton resigned as Riders coach in the middle of last season, Carr was able to take the team to the playoffs in one of the toughest divisions of the NFL.

Las Vegas Riders quarterback Derek Carr celebrates first down the ball in the second half of the NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, November 25, 2021, in Arlington, Texas.

Las Vegas Riders quarterback Derek Carr celebrates first down the ball in the second half of the NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, November 25, 2021, in Arlington, Texas.
(AP Photo / Michael Ainsworth)

The three-time Pro Bowler had a career-high of 17,04 passing yards (4,804) and interceptions (14) in 17 games last season. He threw 23 touchdowns and led the team to a 10-7 lead before finally losing to AFC champions Cincinnati Bengal in the wild card round.

McDaniels on Thursday declined to say whether the team would sign Kaepernick, who last played in the NFL in 2016, the same year he began kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice.

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The coach said during his press conference that he would not ask questions about players who are not currently on the team.

“We’ve brought in tons of people for workouts,” McDaniels said. “We said from day one that we would look at every opportunity. He was not the first player we saw, not the last player.”

“So a lot of people will come in and out of this building and get a chance to create a look,” the coach added. “The ratings we make are personal to us and we will do it if we decide to add someone to the team.”

Kepernick said in a podcast interview last month that he would “completely” want to play in the league again and would be ready to return to the league as a backup quarterback if that helped his chances of a comeback.

FILE - San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Cabernick (7) Jan.  Looking for the receiver during the second quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff NFL Football Team against the Green Bay Packers team in San Francisco on 12, 2013.

FILE – San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Cabernick (7) Jan. Looking for the receiver during the second quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff NFL Football Team against the Green Bay Packers team in San Francisco on 12, 2013.
(AP Photo / Tony Aveler, file)

Although the car did not speak on Thursday, other players, including defender Maxx Crosby, were asked about bringing Kaepernick to the workout.

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“Honestly, I don’t know much about that,” Crosby told reporters. “I’m worried about the guys being here now, so I really have.”

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