Derek Carr’s days as a Raiders quarterback are fast fading. That’s what he and the team have been indicating since the veteran’s abrupt demotion at the end of the 2022 NFL season. A trade may be unlikely since the Raiders would require suitors to agree to the terms of a deal before granting Carr permission to communicate with said teams. But in that case, an outright exit will surely follow, with Carr repeatedly teasing his exit of Las Vegas before free agency.
Almost a decade into his career and just a year away from another lucrative contract extension, Carr says he “just wants to win” on his next team. So what exactly is the best landing spot for the QB? We know that at least several clubs will inquire, but from Carr’s point of view, what is the ideal solution? Here’s how we would sort it: