People around the NFL believe they have identified the "motherf---ker" Tom Brady was referring to last week: Derek Carr.
People around the NFL believe they have identified the “motherf–ker” Tom Brady was referring to last week: Derek Carr.
That’s according to Pro Football Talk, which reported Monday that multiple sources believe Brady was talking about the Raiders when he quipped on HBO’s “The Shop” last week, “One of the teams, they weren’t interested at the very end. I was thinking, ‘You’re sticking with that motherf–ker?'”
It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Raiders expressed interest in Brady last offseason when the future Hall of Famer was a free agent for the first time.
The Raiders have only made the postseason once in Carr’s seven-year tenure, falling in the Wild Card round in 2017.
Carr’s job has seemed unstable for some time, leading to several trade rumors over the years — including this offseason, when Las Vegas reportedly inquired about Seahawks star Russell Wilson. Raiders GM Mike Mayock publicly refuted those rumors.
A three-time Pro Bowler, the 30-year-old Carr threw for 4,103 yards, 27 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while completing 67.3 percent of his throws last season when Las Vegas went 8-8.
Brady, 43, meanwhile threw 40 touchdowns against 12 interceptions while leading the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl championship.
“When I look back I’m like, there’s no f–king way I would’ve went to that team,” Brady said on HBO. “But they said they didn’t want me. I know what that means, I know what that feels like. And I’m gonna go f–k you up because of that.”
Brady may already have done just that — he threw four touchdowns against the Raiders in a 45-20 rout in Week 7.
This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Evan Orris