A starting NFL quarterback reportedly has a "fractured" relationship with his teammates and it's unclear if it'll be able to be repaired.
The Athletic's Marcus Thompson reports that Oakland Raiders players have lost confidence in quarterback Derek Carr.
The Raiders, now led by Jon Gruden, are off to a 1-5 start this season. The Carr-led offense has really been struggling. The team traded Amari Cooper to the Cowboys on Monday and placed Marshawn Lynch on the IR.
Times are tough.
The relationship between Carr and his teammates is getting poorer, too.
Raiders headquarters is not the best space for Carr. The belief in him has deteriorated, perhaps to irreparable levels. Team sources describe a fractured relationship between Carr and his teammates, mostly because confidence in him has waned. It certainly didn’t help when film showed what looked like him crying after being sacked and injuring his arm. They saw his face. They heard his whimper. They witnessed him explain on the sidelines. They assuredly watched it again in film session. It’s hard to see how Carr can lead this team again.
It's been a brutal season for Carr and his teammates, so this isn't too surprising:
The Raiders do have some winnable games coming up, at least. Oakland is set to host Indianapolis this Sunday and takes on the 49ers in San Francisco on Thursday, Nov. 1.