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SportRaiders coach Jon Gruden addresses Derek Carr trade rumors

02:45  26 march  2019
02:45  26 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Derek Carr will be in a Raiders jersey this season, according to coach Jon Gruden . Oakland reportedly had been shopping the 27-year-old quarterback at the “He's going to be our quarterback," Gruden said. "I'm not going to address all the rumors . I could care less about the rumors . …

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Derek Carr will be in a Raiders jersey this season, according to coach Jon Gruden.

Oakland reportedly had been shopping the 27-year-old quarterback at the NFL combine earlier this month. Gruden, however, said that was not the case during an interview Monday with NFL Network.

“He's going to be our quarterback," Gruden said. "I'm not going to address all the rumors. I could care less about the rumors. … I've got a lot of confidence in Carr.”

Carr completed 68.9 percent of his passes and threw for 19 touchdowns, along with 10 interceptions, on a Raiders team that struggled in 2018.

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Derek Carr will be in a Raiders jersey this season, according to coach Jon Gruden . Oakland reportedly had been shopping the 27-year-old quarterback at the NFL combine earlier "I'm not going to address all the rumors . I could care less about the rumors . … I've got a lot of confidence in Carr .”

Derek Carr will be in a Raiders jersey this season, according to coach Jon Gruden . Oakland reportedly had been shopping the 27-year-old Oakland, however, has made major upgrades to their offense, including trading for disgruntled Steelers receiver Antonio Brown as well as signing wideout

Oakland, however, has made major upgrades to their offense, including trading for disgruntled Steelers receiver Antonio Brown as well as signing wideout Tyrell Williams and offensive lineman Trent Brown.

“I’m excited about Carr (and) what he can do with Antonio Brown, with Tyrell Williams, with Trent Brown coming in here,” Gruden said.

Gruden said Brown — a seven-time Pro Bowl player with Pittsburgh — is “exactly what” the team needs.

“He's one of the most prolific receivers in football," Gruden said. "I think that he is the real deal. ... A go-to, clutch football player at a position that we needed. And we are so excited to have him.

“The energy that he brings to the practice field, the meeting room, his preparation is legendary."

Gruden left the broadcast booth and signed a 10-year, $100 million contract with the Raiders in July. Oakland finished with a 4-12 record during his first season with the team.

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden talked about the team trading wide receiver Amari Cooper and answered whether or not the next person to go would be quarterback Derek Carr . Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after a 25-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree #15 during their

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden addressed the elephant in the room and potentially trading quarterback Derek Carr . To this point, we’ve heard Carr ’s name pop up in quite a few various conversations involving a potential trade out of Oakland. The Raiders haven’t given any indication

“It was a tough year,” Gruden said. “No doubt. For the fans, for the players, for the coaches and for me. But necessary. It was something we had to get through and we got through and we’re excited about the future.

“We’re on schedule. We had a great offseason. … We’ve established a really good work ethic in our building. Our guys know how to prepare, how to practice and we’ve got a good environment."

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