Derek Carr says he’s going to NFL’s Pro Bowl in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr speaks after an NFL football game against the Los...
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr speaks after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Matt York)(Matt York | AP)
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 8:54 AM PST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Quarterback Derek Carr announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he will take part in the NFL’s Pro Bowl games in Las Vegas.

The Pro Bowl, which is now being labeled as a “skills competition,” will be held at Allegiant Stadium this Sunday at noon.

In a post on Twitter, Carr said, “maybe this invitation got lost in the mail from past seasons.” He added that this would be his fourth time taking part in the Pro Bowl.

In a news release, the Raiders said Carr will be replacing Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.

Carr will join Raiders teammates Davante Adams, Maxx Crosby, Josh Jacobs and AJ Cole, giving the team five selections to the annual Pro Bowl.

According to the team, this marks the 26th time in franchise history that five or more Raiders players have been named to the Pro Bowl.

The Raiders on Dec. 28 announced that Carr would be benched for the remainder of the team’s season. The team opted to start Jarrett Stidham for its final two weeks, and said Carr would be inactive.

On Jan. 12, Carr addressed his departure from the team for the first time in a statement on social media in which he said goodbye to Raider Nation.

“In 2022, Carr started in 15 games and completed 305-of-502 passes for 3,522 yards with 24 touchdowns and a passer rating of 86.3. His 24 passing touchdowns ranked 12th in the NFL, while his 10 touchdown passes for 30-or-more yards ranked first in the league,” the Raiders said.

Because he hasn’t yet been picked up by another team, Carr would essentially still represent the Raiders in the Pro Bowl.