ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was added to the Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.
Carr was originally an alternate for the Jan. 31 game in Hawaii, but will get the chance to play in it in just his second season following Wednesday’s announcement.
Carr threw for 3,987 yards with 32 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and a 91.1 passer rating this season. He had four fourth-quarter comeback drives as Oakland finished 7-9.
Carr is the first Raiders quarterback to be picked for the Pro Bowl since Rich Gannon went from 1999-2002. The only other Raiders quarterbacks to earn the honor are Daryle Lamonica, Ken Stabler and Jeff Hostetler.
A Packers spokesman said there was no other information on Rodgers. The two-time NFL MVP was on the injury report for one week this season for a sore right shoulder in Week 11.
Rodgers was sacked 46 times in the regular season, second in the league to Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles. Green Bay’s season ended last weekend with a 26-20 loss in overtime to Arizona in the NFC playoffs.