NFL Coach Says Raiders Are Done With Derek Carr
An NFL coach says the Raiders are done with Derek Carr.
It is no secret that Carr and his team have had something of a tumultuous relationship.
After a strong campaign in 2016, the then Oakland-based organization rewarded their quarterback with a five-year, $125 million contract. At the time, the deal made Carr the highest paid player in the league.
Unfortunately, neither Carr nor the Raiders have performed in the way management was anticipating since then.
As a result, rumors constantly circulate regarding the Raiders looking for someone to replace their current starting quarterback with.
Carr is actually coming off a fairly solid campaign. The 28-year-old recorded 21 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 100.8 quarterback rating last season.
In the process, he threw for 4,054 yards.
Despite that, some around the league feel like Carr’s days with the Raider are numbered.
Recently, Bleacher Report NFL insider Mike Freeman relayed a conversation he had with a current coach who said he did not envision Carr being Las Vegas’ starter next year.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 19, 2020
“What I feel pretty confident about is I’d be stunned if [quarterback] Derek Carr was the starter next season,” the coach said.
The Raiders have been linked to numerous other quarterbacks over the past few months.
Soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Tom Brady is obviously the most high-profile person that has been floated, but he is not the only one.
Everyone from Cam Newton to Marcus Mariota has been suggested as a possible candidate to lead Las Vegas’ offense next season.
What makes the situation even more interesting is the fact that none of the remaining $16 million Carr is owed this year is guaranteed. In a way, that offers additional incentive for the Raiders to get creative.
“The remaining $16 million is not guaranteed, which is a large part of the reason why there has been so much speculation over Carr’s future,” The Athletic NFL insider Vic Tafur wrote recently.
Should be an interesting week in Indianapolis. Growing sense within league is there are NFL teams prepared to inquire with @Raiders about the possibility of trading for Derek Carr.
— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) February 18, 2020
According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, teams are now feeling “prepared to inquire with the Raiders about the possibility of trading for Derek Carr.”
Will those conversations ultimately go anywhere? That remains to be seen. But the fact that so many teams around the league feel like Carr and Las Vegas are on the outs is damning.
In the NFL, where this smoke – there is fire. And there is currently a lot of smoke coming out of Las Vegas.