Derek Carr He’s already said goodbye to the city of Las Vegas, but he’ll return to Allegiant Stadium one last time for the Raiders after receiving a belated invite to the 2023 Pro Bowl this week.

Carr, who spent nine seasons with the raiders, was named to his fourth Pro Bowl as a backup to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow on Tuesday.

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr #4 looks to throw during the first half of a game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr #4 looks to throw during the first half of a game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The veteran quarterback, who is expected to be traded in the offseason, had a playful reaction to the news on social media.

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«Well…maybe this invitation got lost in the mail from seasons past, but I’m going back to Pro Bowl #4. See you soon, Vegas!»

Carr started 142 games over nine seasons for the Raiders, but struggled in his first year under head coach Josh McDaniels and was eventually benched for the final two games of the regular season.

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Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17), left, and quarterback Derek Carr (4), right, watch from the sidelines during the second half of a 2019 American football game. the NFL against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 2, 2022 in Las Vegas.  elite.

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17), left, and quarterback Derek Carr (4), right, watch from the sidelines during the second half of a 2019 American football game. the NFL against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 2, 2022 in Las Vegas. elite.
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The Raiders have until February 15 to release Carr or his $32.9 million salary for 2023 and $7.5 million of his $41.9 million salary for 2024 will be guaranteed.

Carr issued a statement last month thanking the organization and the fans.

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«Raider Nation breaks my heart, I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye in person,» Carr wrote. «We have certainly been on a roller coaster in our 9 years together. From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful for the years of support that they gave me and my family».

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) signals during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022.

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) signals during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022.
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Carr will meet with his Raiders teammates davante adams, Maxx Crosby, Josh Jacobs and AJ Cole for the last time on Sunday.

Associated Press contributed to this report.