Smith responds to Derek Carr challenging him to a UFC fight

Posted January 28, 2019

Last tweet on this, I promise: Bovada has set odds for a boxing match between Stephen A. Smith and Derek Carr (even though it should be Kellerman).

Carr has been active on Twitter lately, jokingly suggesting he could pitch for the Fresno Grizzlies Triple-A team and now calling out Max Kellerman, co-host of ESPN's "First Take". It does not take a genius to see that the quarterback position is thin in the National Football League, and while young, college quarterbacks look like a sexy pick heading into the draft, the Raiders have a proven leader in Carr.

Carr, who Oakland took in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, made three straight Pro Bowls between 2015 and 2017.

Smith later responded to Carr's challenge and invited him on the show to hash it out.

"Here's the question: why is he talking about getting ME in the octagon instead of a UFC fighter, @danawhite", Smith wrote on Twitter.

The Oakland Raiders had a awful season in 2018 and with that comes a lot of criticism.

Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock delivered a vote of confidence Thursday to quarterback Derek Carr, stymieing rumors the franchise could be preparing to draft his replacement. But I'll deal with this on @FirstTake.

Kellerman also asked about Carr: "Is he a placeholder until they find the next guy?"

This all started with Kellerman's remarks regarding Raiders coach Jon Gruden's praise of National Football League draft prospect Kyler Murray, who declared earlier this month, despite already agreeing to a deal with the Athletics in MLB.

In another tweet, Carr said he wants to get some "accountability to these kinds of people". Those 2 clowns don't know anything about this game.