Derek Carr says the Texans never talked to him
If the Texans did indeed evaluate quarterback Derek Carr prior to the 2014 draft, they didn’t evaluate him very carefully.
The Raiders quarterback recently told reporters that the Texans showed no interest in him.
“They didn’t even talk to me one time,” Carr said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I would have loved to play for Mr. [Bob] McNair, and I say that just with respect.”
Carr continued, possibly to ensure that no one would regard his comments as sarcastic.
“I’m just trying to give a compliment to Mr. McNair,” Carr said. “I love him. The city was great to myself and my family. We have nothing but respect for respect for that city and I have nothing but respect for Mr. McNair.”
Mr. McNair made David Carr the first draft pick in franchise history. But things didn’t work out -- due in large part to the fact that David Carr spent more time running for his life than throwing accurate passes.
If Derek wasn’t the younger brother of David, maybe things would have been different. In a business that ultimately hinges on fans buying tickets, watching games, and otherwise giving a crap about the team, it would have been hard to sell to the customers a player who likely would have been regarded as David Carr 2.0.
The Raiders face the Texans on Monday night.