The benching of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr clearly and unequivocally shows that the team has run out of him.thursday PFT Liveaddressed an issue specific to Carr’s trading.
In a nutshell, the Raiders can’t trade him before his $40.4 million injury guarantee switches to full coverage. An unofficial deal to trade him on the first day of the league year in March is completely unenforceable. The new team could pull out, and the Raiders are keeping his $40.4 million bag.
Cars also have a no-deal clause. However, as we’ve said in the past, it doesn’t really matter in the quarterback trade. No team trades a quarterback who doesn’t want to be on the team. Especially not when there is an obligation of $40.4 million from the moment the transaction occurs.
That’s right, the Raiders very likely have to cut Kerr. Either way, he plans to form a new team in his 2023.
This is the broadest possible list of teams that might consider him.
Commander: They’re always looking for solutions at quarterback, with former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio on staff (at least for now) as defensive coordinator.
Jets: Mike White is set to become a free agent, and Zach Wilson has reportedly become a free agent.
Patriots: Can they find a way to coach Kerr if their relationship with Mac Jones ends (or if Jones ends his relationship with them)? Josh, former Patriots offensive coordinator Considering McDaniels decided a year later that Kerr wasn’t the answer, it would be an interesting wrinkle.
Dolphins: What are you going to do with Tua Tagovailoa entering the final year of his contract? A decision will be made on his fifth-year option in May 2023. A bigger decision could be made about whether to keep the quarterback who is a perpetual risk of the next concussion.
Ravens: Kerr is theoretically an option when trading Lamar Jackson. But rather than simply shifting to Tyler Huntley, pivoting to Kerr would require a significant restructuring of the offense.
Titans: Depending on how the current season ends, all options could eventually be explored for the Nashville quarterback.
Texans: They’re going to be looking for quarterbacks and most will be drafting.
Colts: After Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz and Matt Ryan, the Colts prefer to come out of the revolving door of veteran quarterbacks. Carr could be better than any other product they’ve added.
Giants: David Kerr won the Super Bowl with the Giants, albeit as a backup. Is Derek Carr better overall? That’s for the front office and coaching staff to decide.
Lyons: Assumption changed from Jared Goff to Jared Goff in 2023. That was before Derek Carr was available.
All about NFC South: Every team in football’s worst division lacks a clear, established quarterback. All of them could (should) appreciate Carr.
Seahawks: Geno Smith and Drew Lock are both set to become free agents. If nothing else, Carr can offer a little leverage to make Geno have more reasonable contractual expectations.
Rams: Yes, Rams. Matthew Stafford won last year’s Super Bowl. However, he will turn 35 in February. And it’s old he is 35 years old. He has had a few injuries, probably only a few of which I know of. He also has his $57 million payout fully guaranteed in March 2023. But given last year’s cap hit with extensions, the Rams may have no choice but to bite the bullet with his second consecutive disappointing quarterback contract.
Nowhere: Kerr could retire if he meant what he said in the past about playing for the Raiders. Most recently, Carr said in signing his latest contract: And I said to my agent, “Either I’m going to be a raider or I’m going to play golf because I don’t want to play anywhere else.” That’s how much this place means to me. ”
He may feel different now that “this place” has let him know his place isn’t there. .