The Raiders have two games left in the season and the playoffs are still mathematically possible, but their plans for this offseason look clear.
Las Vegas is expected to explore trade options for quarterback Derek Carr, sources say. , is almost certain to head to a new team in 2023.
Jarrett Stidham will replace him today against the 49ers. Meanwhile, Carr has been away from the team for the last two weeks to avoid distractions.
There are scenarios where Kerr stays with the Raiders. The 49ers unofficially said goodbye to Jimmy Garoppolo last offseason, and he’s still playing for the Raiders.
When the season ends, preparations for the next season are in full swing. Attention will be paid to what happens to the car next. He is expected to join seasoned veteran starters like Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo as his QB, which can be acquired via free agency, or traded this offseason.
Las Vegas head coach Josh McDaniels has clarified why the Raiders made the move.
“No one is happy with the status quo,” McDaniels told reporters Wednesday. “But we see it as an opportunity to evaluate young players who don’t have a lot of time to play. Derek has been great. He understands the scenario we’re in.”
A three-time professional bowler, Kerr famously said he would rather quit soccer than play for another team. But don’t get me wrong. Kerr has no plans to retire or go out like this. Sources say he has told people close to him that he has the best football ahead of him.
Decisions about Carr must be made quickly. Under the terms of the three-year, $121.5 million contract extension he signed preseason, his base salary of $32.9 million in 2023 and an additional $7.5 million in 2024 base would be: If he’s on the roster on day three of the waiver, it’s fully guaranteed. Period – or three days after him in the Super Bowl.
The next decision, whether to trade or a full release if the trade fails, is made before that.
No formal trades can be made until the start of the league year, but trades are in principle agreed on a regular basis before being finalized in mid-March. The various sides must all be on the same page to execute such trades.