Derek Carr challenges 'First Take' hosts to UFC fight after criticism

Raiders QB Derek Carr Challenges ESPN Hosts Stephen A Smith, Max Kellerman to UFC Fight

Angry Derek Carr challenges ESPN host to fight over criticism

This all started with Kellerman's remarks regarding Raiders coach Jon Gruden's praise of National Football League draft prospect Kyler Murray, who declared earlier this month, despite already agreeing to a deal with the Athletics in MLB.

The criticism clearly became too much for Carr and while he seemingly aimed his challenge at Kellerman, Smith was the first to respond to the above tweet.

Carr moved on after blasting Kellerman, sharing a proud papa moment of his son Dallas playing golf. Host Max Kellerman then said that Carr "didn't want it" this season, which was his way of saying Carr didn't have the passion and dedication.

His extension followed a 2016 campaign in which he finished with 3,937 yards, 28 touchdowns, and six picks while completing 63.8 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 96.7 before breaking his leg in Week 16, causing him to miss the Raiders' first and only playoff appearance since the 2002-03 season. "And I think Gruden knows they have to move on", Kellerman said. Is he a placeholder until they can find the next guy?

Carr, who Oakland took in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, made three straight Pro Bowls between 2015 and 2017.

Perhaps the guys at Bovada think Smith has some old-man strength inside of him, as there is no way a 51-year-old analyst would take down a 27-year-old quarterback.

The offseason hasn't even officially started and we're already getting quarterbacks challenging TV hosts to fights.

If the UFC idea doesn't work out, it sounds like Carr would also be willing to take a less violent route, which would involve watching film with Kellerman.

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