Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Raiders QB Derek Carr Says It's Super Bowl or Bust

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr loves Jesus. He’s not shy about sharing his faith and consistently uses his platform as an NFL quarterback to point people back to God.

He’s also a very talented football player who wants to win.

He signed the richest contract in NFL history last month and on Wednesday, he declared what a successful season would look like for him and the Oakland Raiders in 2017.

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“Anything shy of winning the division and anything shy of winning a Super Bowl is no good,” Carr told Adam Schein on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio. “I can’t wait to report the camp. The fire that is burning inside of me to get back out on the field … to show people that it wasn’t just one season. It wasn’t just one fluke thing, we’re here to stay.”

Carr made it clear that this team, what it stands for, and the talent it has accumulated, is different than what we’ve seen over the past decade or so.

“This culture that we’ve built here in Oakland, it’s here to last,” Carr told Schein. “The goals stay the same, to win the division and win the Super Bowl. Anything shy of that is not good for us. It’s not going to sit well, I can promise you that.”

Carr and the entire Raiders team report to training camp on July 28 in Napa, California.