Derek Carr and Khalil Mack exchange playful jabs

Khalil Mack joked to Derek Carr on Thursday that his favorite quarterback is actually Aaron Rodgers. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Khalil Mack joked to Derek Carr on Thursday that his favorite quarterback is actually Aaron Rodgers. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

The relationship between Raiders stars Khalil Mack and Derek Carr is a fun one.

The two faces of the franchise are now regular guests at the post-practice podium on the same day, with one going before the other. Through two runs of that at training camp in Napa, the hand offs have been classic.

Last week, Carr joked about how he got to do his press conference before Mack, making sure to get in a crack about how it wasn’t like that when they were drafted. (Mack was the first round pick at No. 5 overall, Carr went in the second round in 2014).

On Thursday, the last question that came in to Mack was about Carr and he answered it as his quarterback strolled over to get ready to take his turn in front of the cameras. Carr, overhearing Mack heap praise upon him, decided he’d squeeze in one last question.

“Who’s your favorite quarterback?,” Carr asked.

Mack replied in classic form. “My favorite quarterback? It’s really Aaron Rodgers.”

He could barely spit that out before breaking out into laughter and adding, “I’m playing.”

Carr didn’t miss a beat though.

“I like Von too,” Carr said, referencing Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos.

“That’s messed up,” Mack replied.

It was, of course, all in good fun.

Check out the end of the video on Raiders.com to see Mack’s reaction and how he answered it. 


Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • JLofty

    Guess you gotta teach the millenials a lesson….

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  • RaidingTexas

    I wonder what brand of vodka he prefers.

  • DutchRaid

    I was thinking if the A’s had a player like Mack, it would only a matter of time until he was traded…b/c no way would the A’s resign him.

  • R8RCatDave

    Lol, cubano milleniostas

  • JLofty

    Like a broken record…

  • JLofty


  • JLofty

    Love to be so wrong about that kid….

  • RaidingTexas

    Yet somehow other low payroll teams do considerably better. Look at the Marlins, Indians and Astros.

  • inonewordraider

    4Get beating the saints then talking, win 10 games then talk


    Billy runs the club, not Wolfe.

    And don’t give me this cheap owner nonsense. It s about Billy trading players long before they’re too expensive for the A’s.

    No owner was cheaper than Charley Finley but it didn’t stop him from building a truly great team in the seventies.

  • DutchRaid

    A’s have had a nice couple of years 2012-2014…things came together…but it seems like everything has to be perfect.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    The Saints strength is passing the ball.. And on paper our strength is pass rush, secondary!! Perfect MatchUp!!


    Dump him quick

  • DutchRaid

    Lol, one game at a time!

  • Ronin559

    He is so stuck in, “get something out of them now” mode he has started to make mistakes when they are not needed. I still blame ownership for being so cheap and putting him in this mode

  • Nah, talk all you want but if you don’t back it up be prepared for a sheetstorm.

  • DutchRaid

    Thank you!

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  • Guest123

    more rookies going down

  • RaiderCODE

    Say it with me.


  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    New Post

  • Ronin559

    in a 4-3, yes, played a lot on 2nd and medium situations. But on 1st down we will see a lot of 3-4 sets with Ward, Jelly, MEJ up front and Mack, Irving as OLBs on the line. Then Heeney, Smith in the middle.

  • RaidingTexas

    Makes sense. It’s just not too often you see a father son drafted that closely. Or maybe ever. I don’t know.

  • Ronin559

    In Al’s last years, he made mistakes because he was trying too hard and wanted to win before his end at all costs. Who cant appreciate that, even though it cost the team in the long run, at least he tried to give us a winner. The A’s dont even do that, they have Billy is defensive mode so often it has become part of his normal operation. Even when they had a good team a few years back he opted for defense and pitching, sacrificing the enforcer in the middle of the lineup. They have never been the same since.

  • Ronin559

    You look at the draft and see so many underclassmen celebrating with their baby mom and 3/4 year old kid, I am surprised it hasnt happened more.
    I thought I read something about LBJ’s 8th grade son has already gotten a scholarship offer from Ohio or UCLA. I think LBJ will be around another 7-8 years so we could see that duo in the NBA.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Yep. We got all her stuff in the apartment and put away. Still have a few art pieces to put up, but it’s really nice having her around on a full-time basis.