Derek Carr discusses relationship with Marcus Mariota on Will Compton's podcast


While the Las Vegas Raiders were drafting a deep-threat weapon for him in Henry Ruggs III, Derek Carr took the time online to shed light on one of the team's key free-agency additions.

Carr joined former Raider Will Compton and Tennessee Titans tackle Taylor Lewan on a quarantine edition of their Bussin' With The Boys podcast Thursday night, and one of the first questions regarded the Raiders' recent acquisition of QB Marcus Mariota.

Carr said Mariota, who is expected to back him up next season in Las Vegas, reached out to him soon after the news broke to say he was coming to the desert to support Carr, a move that made a positive impression on No. 4.

"We've talked already," Carr said. "He is by far one of the coolest, nicest, professional people I've ever been around. I've got nothing but good things to say about him. He's amazing."

Being on the same page in the position room is also an imperative for Carr.

"I think the most important thing is to have a united quarterback room," Carr said. "I've always thought that. When you have a strong united quarterback, we can all go lead the football team. ... Our depth of the offense that we know, we have to correct guys, things like that — I think it's only good things for our team."

Carr also discussed his relationship with Coach Gruden, his move to Las Vegas and more.

Watch the full episode, which has some NSFW language, here.

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