Breakups are hard.
For the Raiders and Derek Carr, it’s been tumultuous. But after announcing his departure from the team on Tuesday, Carr decided to give one last gift to his teammates — diamonds.
He commissioned custom diamond pendants for wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive end Maxx Crosby from New Jersey jeweler Al The Jeweler. The bedazzled pendants are in the shape of his teammates’ jersey numbers: 17 for Adams and 98 for Crosby.
“He’s done a lot of great things for this organization,” Crosby told the Las Vegas Review-Journal following the news. “He’s always worked hard, he’s always been a guy that has been positive and brought great juice to the locker room so I’ve got love for Derek and wish him the best for sure.”
The news was even harder for Adams, who first played with Carr during their time at California State University in Fresno before the two reunited at the Raiders this season. Adams, 30, said Carr is “the reason I’m a Raider” in an Instagram post following the end of their season in December.
“This man gave everything he had,” he wrote. “One of the most disciplined and loving people I know.”
Every breakup is difficult. Carr leaving the RAiders is no different. However, in his last gift to the team, Carr showcased who he believed was in his corner from day one.
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