The Las Vegas Raiders are done with Derek Carr
The Las Vegas Raiders appear to know their next step with quarterback Derek Carr. The team is moving on from Carr after a frustrating season with new head coach Josh McDaniels and wide receiver Davante Adams. The team recently permitted the New Orleans Saints to allow Carr to visit before a key deadline date this week.
The Raiders were looking to trade Carr before the February 15th deadline, which would put the Raiders on the books for $40.4 million in guarantees. According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, Carr, who has a no-trade clause, informed the Las Vegas Raiders that he does not wish to be traded to the Saints or any NFL team. The Raiders will release Carr before the Wednesday deadline.
Carr appears to be betting on himself in the free agency market for 2023:
“NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported that the Raiders and Saints had the framework of a trade in place for Carr, but his contract was an issue.
With a no-trade clause, Carr had the power to force his way into free agency. It’s a smart option he’ll exercise. Given the bevy of teams looking for a veteran QB this offseason, and the fact that he should be one of the top options, Carr could recoup money lost by getting released.”
From Sunday: #Raiders QB Derek Carr is being released after informing the team he won’t accept a trade to the #Saints or anyone else.
Full story: https://t.co/4wSOGoNHPe
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 13, 2023
Carr’s name has been linked to the New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for next season. He will have plenty of options for the 2023, and he should take the time find the best situation for him to get back into the postseason.
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