Josh McDaniels doubles down on comments on Derek Carr’s future with Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Raiders have hired their new head coach, Josh McDaniels, to lead the team into the future. There were questions surrounding the future of quarterback Derek Carr. His contract is up and the organization is in talks to extend it.
When McDaniels was introduced as head coach, his initial statement sounded like he wanted Carr there. The Las Vegas coach doubled down on that sentiment on Wednesday, appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“It’s going to be a really fun experience for me to keep building this thing with him as the leader.”
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) February 2, 2022
McDaniels spoke of watching Carr for a long time and being a fan of hers. It’s only been in the last year or two that sports fans seem to have recognized the level of game Carr played. But, apparently, McDaniels is not one of them. He’s been known for a while, saying “It’s going to be a really fun experience for me to keep building this thing with him as the leader.”
The new Raiders coach is hoping to have a bit more success than the last time he was head coach. He was previously let go from the New England Patriots, taking over as head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2009. That didn’t last long as he was let go after two failed seasons.
A few years later, he was back as an offensive coordinator with the Patriots.
The Raiders are hoping to build one of the best seasons in recent franchise history. They finished 10-7 and secured their first playoff spot since 2016. It was also only their second playoff appearance since 2002. It looks like extending Carr will be a priority for McDaniels early on.