It might not be the rivalry that everyone expected, but perhaps this latest feud between Derek Carr and the hosts of ESPN's First Take is one that sports fans need at this moment.
Despite showing much improvement over the course of the season, Carr has been the subject of criticism by many people. Well, it has become very apparent that he's frustrated with two major personalities from ESPN.
Carr voiced his displeasure with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on Twitter, saying "Those two clowns don't know anything about this game."
Here is his full tweet that sparked a war of words:
The Oakland Raiders quarterback finished the season with career-high marks in completion percentage, passing yards and threw just two interceptions in the team's last 11 games.
Carr went one step further in his feud with Smith and Kellerman by telling UFC's Dana White that he wants to fight them in the octagon.
Instead of escalating the issue to an even worse extent, Smith invited Carr to join First Take or sit down with him for a one-on-one chat.
Even though Smith opted for the high road at first, he subtly threw shade toward Carr in his next tweet.
This is undoubtedly one of the more bizarre feuds in recent memory, but it's hard to blame Carr for questioning his critics.
It's fair to say that most sports fans would watch Smith and Carr battle it out on First Take.