- By Josh Clark
Derek Carr granted permission
A staredown between the Las Vegas Raiders and Quarterback Derek Carr over the Pro Bowler ended with a decisive blink Friday.
According to insider Adam Schefter, the Raiders granted QB Derek Carr permission to speak with other teams interested in trading for him, providing that the compensation they are offering was suitable for Las Vegas.
“It’s the same arrangement the Texans had with quarterback Deshaun Watson last off-season,” Schefter tweeted.
The organization, which benched Carr for the 2022 season’s finale, has made no secret they plan to tradr Carr.
In less than two weeks, the longtime QB is due more than $40 million — something Carr’s side has indicated he won’t adjust.
With a number of teams in the market for a signal-caller, Carr may be quick to find a new home in what may serve as the first big prize of the NFL season.
The New Orleans Saints have been rumored as one potential destination, while Carolina is also hunting for a new quarterback. Ditto the New York Jets and new Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who runs a west coast scheme similar to one Carr thrived in prior to Josh McDaniels’ arrival in the desert in February.