Derek Carr wants to bring the Bay Area more championship glory.
“It makes you hungry every time you see another team celebrate a championship,” Carr said, according to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area. “It makes you dream those dreams you had as a kid, of standing on the stage, holding trophies up. It was fun to watch, and I’m happy for those guys. Hopefully they win a whole lot more.”
While Carr is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, he roots for the Warriors to succeed.
“I’ve been a Lakers fan and will be forever. Kobe’s my favorite athlete ever, but I root for the hometown team. So to see them do that and see what it does for our city, it’s great that our city can experience something like that,” Carr said. “All the Warriors fans, most of them anyway, are Raiders fans if they don’t travel back across the Bay and root for that other team. Whenever you have something going on the Bay Area, there’s no better place to win. It’s really cool.”
Carr has a short window to bring Oakland its first Super Bowl win since 1981 (the Raiders won a title in 1984 while in Los Angeles).
The Raiders are set to stay in Oakland for another two or three years as they await a move to Las Vegas and the construction of their new $1.9-billion stadium.
The good news for Oakland is that the Raiders boast arguably their best roster in over a decade, and further improved it by luring star running back Marshawn Lynch out of retirement this offseason.
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