The reactions poured in when the news came that the Oakland Raiders had opted to trade star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears. One of those reactions was from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who’s also one of Mack’s closest friends. As you can imagine, the young signal caller was more than a bit surprised.
Carr’s initial reaction came on Twitter and was two simple words.
A bit after, it seemed the Raiders quarterback was able to get his thoughts together and do his best to rally the fanbase.
On Monday, though, Carr was slated to speak to the media, and one of the biggest topics was, of course, the trade of Mack. He was immediately asked about his feelings, and Carr laid it all on the table, specifically how hard it is to lose a person he considers to be his “brother” and a best friend.
“It’s not what anybody wanted, I think that’s clear. It is what it is, it’s part of the business. It’s one of those sucky things that happened. The hardest part for me is, obviously, you lose a good football player, but he’s my brother, man, that’s one of my best friends. I think that’s the hardest part is that I don’t get to see my friend every day.” Carr told reporters.
Source: Heavy Sports