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.