Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Jon Gruden insists Derek Carr won’t be traded

Jon Gruden insists Derek Carr won’t be traded

However, Gruden did note that things could "change" and the Raiders could end up pulling off another trade or two. Our field position was bad all day, so I think all of us need to look at each other. On Oct. 14, Gruden shot down Cooper trade rumors by pointing out that the wide receiver was going to be a "big part" of the Raiders' pass offense. You don't know who's going to call you and what they're going to say, you really don't.

"You have to wonder if we haven't been playing for draft picks all along", a player said.

"The Mack trade was a real stiff jab", an unnamed player told The Athletic. "Derek is always going to come in here and tell us when he needs to play better, that's something that he does on a daily basis".


That player's fears are not unfounded as Oakland (1-5) will likely make some more deals before the National Football League trade deadline on Tuesday. He addressed the "ridiculous" and "laughable" attacks on quarterback Derek Carr, reaffirming his support and trust in the team's signal caller. Otherwise, the Raiders likely will consider trading him ahead of the October 30 deadline or cutting him during the 2019 waiver period. Smith said that approach could be a "learning opportunity" for the team.

"Attacking his character, attacking him as a leader on this football team is a joke", Lee stated sternly.

The 2018 season appears to be fully lost, and while the team now has five first-round draft picks over the next two seasons, many fans have already lost their patience with Gruden.


"Nobody was happy when we traded Khalil". The Athletic's John Middlekauff was reporting that Gruden was listening to offers on Mack long before anyone was interested in listening and he seems to be saying the same is happening with Carr.

Coach Jon Gruden told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Monday that he has no plans to trade Carr, however. "If guys have a problem with this trade, they can go sit in his office and tell him".


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