Raiders QB Derek Carr not really getting into music business (thank goodness)

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/27564/" data-ylk="slk:Derek Carr">Derek Carr</a> is apparently starting a music career. (AP)
Derek Carr is apparently starting a music career. (AP)

The number of professional athletes who have also experienced success in the music industry is very small.

That hasn’t stopped dozens of athletes from trying to become singers or rappers (if you’ve heard Deion Sanders’ “Must Be the Money,” you will not forget it, let’s just say), and for a while it seemed Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was trying to get his side hustle on as he starts a music career.

Carr tweeted out a short teaser video to go along with a new site

And it was an actual website, brooding picture and all.

A screen shot from Derek Carr’s new music site. (
A screen shot from Derek Carr’s new music site. (

You can understand why people would be skeptical. A popped-collar denim jacket? Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara was wondering, too.

Ah, it was too good to be true. Carr gave up the joke not too much longer.

Good for Carr, because the jokes would have been relentless.

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