Derek Carr, the soon-to-be former quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders, was a late addition to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, giving him one final chance to play football in Sin City. The Pro Bowl skills competition started on Thursday with the precision passing drill, and AFC coach Peyton Manning wisely chose to have Carr throw third, after Trevor Lawrence and Tyler Huntley.
In the accuracy drill, the six quarterbacks from the AFC and NFC took turns attempting to hit as many targets as possible in one minute. Carr scored 31 points, helping the AFC secure the victory. You can watch his impressive performance here.
After the win, Carr spoke with ESPN’s Ryan Clark, who asked if he had ever been that “hot” in Las Vegas. Carr replied with a laugh, “Not that hot. That’s probably why I’m going somewhere else.”
Carr was benched two weeks before the end of the 2022 regular season and is expected to be traded or released this offseason due to the contract extension he signed last year. He recently posted a goodbye to the Raiders franchise on Twitter and stated his plans to continue his quest for a Lombardi Trophy elsewhere.
The former 36th overall pick from Fresno State leaves the Raiders as their all-time passing leader (35,222 yards), all-time passing touchdowns leader (217), and second in wins (63). He will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the greats in Raider’s history.