Jack Del Rio

NFL report: Derek Carr left to ponder 'what if' he could have played for Raiders

NFL report: Derek Carr left to ponder 'what if' he could have played for Raiders

As the playoffs played in the background, the Oakland Raiders packed their bags, said their goodbyes and began an off-season that started far sooner than they had hoped or expected before star quarterback Derek Carr broke his right leg. 

With Carr in a walking boot unable to travel, the Raiders lost the season finale at Denver to fall short of a division title and a first-round bye. Then they were dominated in a 27-14 wild-card loss to Houston on Saturday in their first playoff game in 14 years. 

While backups Matt McGloin and Connor Cook struggled to move the offense the last two weeks, Carr could only wonder what...

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