EXCLUSIVE: Derek Carr talks legacy, explains why he rolls up his sleeves

Raiders QB: 'Someday I want my name to be among those (all-time greats)'

Karl Buscheck
August 04, 2017 - 3:24 pm

Following Raiders practice on Friday, quarterback Derek Carr joined Greg Papa and Bonta Hill on 95.7 The Game for an exclusive interview live from the silver and black's training camp in Napa.

No. 4 discussed an array of topics — including Papa's assertion that he has the potential to go down as one of the greatest QB's in franchise history.

“Man, it's very humbling to understand what they did (and) understand the legacy that was left before me,” Carr said. “I'm very much into legacies. I'm very much into tradition and I think I was like that in college (at Fresno St.).

“I know that someday I want my name to be among those (all-time greats),” Carr added. “And obviously, as a competitor, above those, but there's so much to do between now and then.”

The Fresno St. football program will retire Carr's jersey during a halftime ceremony at the Bulldogs' Sept. 2 game.

“It's the same mindset I had in college,” Carr said. “As long as I come in and work every day, it worked in college and I'm just going to continue to grind my tail off here in the NFL.

Carr also explained why he always rolls up his sleeves, saying it's not because he's been working out.

“The reason I do it is because every time we turn a preseason game on, you'd see these quarterbacks and you'd see their tan lines," Carr said. "And my wife says, ' You are not allowed to go out there with those tan lines.' Yeah, so that's why I roll my jersey up.”

Check out the full interview with Carr in the podcast below:

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