The issues between the Raiders quarteback and his teammates is reportedly related to how he responded to getting injured against the Seahawks.
Confidence in quarterback Derek Carr is diminishing among Raiders players, Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic reports.
Carr's relationship with his teammates is "fractured" according to Thompson. Carr crying after injuring his arm in the Week 6 27-3 loss to the Seahawks was noted as part of the reason teammates might have trouble looking at Carr as the leader of the team.
The 2014 second-round pick is the only one of Oakland's three key young pieces from last season remaining. All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack was traded to the Bears at the start of September and on Monday wide receiver Amari Cooper was moved to the Cowboys.
After moving two players who were taken back-to-back years with top five picks, general manager Reggie McKenzie said, "I'm not going to say anyone is untouchable," Monday.
There are rumors Carr is also on his way out of Oakland, according to Thompson. The three-time Pro Bowler signed a five-year, $125 million extension with $40 million guaranteed before last season.
On Tuesday, Carr responded to the claim he was crying when he got hurt and tweeted, "On the ground I yelled get me up get me. Then I got to the sideline and yelled again. Not one tear. Not one time."
Don’t even waste your time with this big bro. On the ground I yelled get me up get me. Then I got to the sideline and yelled again. Not one tear. Not one time. There is the Truth. People will click on it because it sounds crazy. But stop playing with me.— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) October 23, 2018
I’m a Raider. It’s not a “popular” thing to be a Raider right now, but I am and I love it. I love the struggle of trying to fight back for our city when not a lot of people believe in us. People can try all they want to tear us apart, but it’s not happening to the real ones. 💀— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) October 23, 2018
This season he is completing 71.7% of his passes for 1,783 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. The 1-5 Raiders host the Colts on Sunday after having their bye during Week 7.