Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had a rocky 2017 season but it was still good enough to extend his Pro Bowl streak.
Carr was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Monday. Carr was selected as an alternate to replace the Patriots’ Tom Brady, who is preparing to face the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
The fourth-year quarterback joins teammates Rodney Hudson, Khalil Mack, Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn as the five Raiders named to Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Orlando. Penn underwent foot surgery in December and will not play.
“Fans… it was not the year we wanted, but to still be recognized by you, #RaiderNation, fans everywhere, and players and coaches you go against as one of these players is an extremely high honor that I will always be thankful for!,” Carr tweeted Monday.
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) January 22, 2018
Carr joins Ken Stabler and Rich Gannon as the only Raiders quarterbacks to be named to three Pro Bowls.
Carr was heavily scrutinized during a disappointing 6-10 season that saw the Raiders’ offense regress a year after making the playoffs. Carr threw for 3,496 passing yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.