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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is a huge reason for the Raiders’ recent success on the field, however, Tuesday the pro bowl signal caller wanted to discuss what he’s bringing to the table off of it this offseason.
Carr has become increasingly more instrumental off of the field for Oakland not only because of the example he sets for teammates, but he’s also apparently expanded his role by assisting Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie in recruiting free agents.
In a video posted on the team’s official Twitter, Carr had this to say about his responsibilities:
“If I am in town, I am going to be there and show these guys if they are going to be my teammate, they need to see the real me. They need to see that I care all the time, not just when they’re catching touchdowns. Not just when they’re maybe going to sign with us.”
Lest there was any doubt how much Carr cares about this franchise, he put those concerns to rest in fell swoop today.
Carr also mentioned that he indeed met with McKenzie’s recent free agent signings in wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and tight end Jared Cook prior to their choosing Oakland as their destination. No only that, but the 26-year-old All pro stated that he was still actively speaking with them.
Of course, Carr’s sales pitch doesn’t have to be anything extravagant considering his talents and the roster that he is able to boast about in discussions, however, that won’t stop him from giving recruiting his 100-percent effort.
Carr simply knows no other way.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.