Since departing the desert, quarterback Derek Carr has had no shortage of destinations that he could choose next. The nine-year veteran is still considered an elite arm in the NFL, so several squads who believe all they need is a star signal-caller have shown interest in the free agent.
So, Carr could pick several cities around The League that he wants to move to. But according to a recent report by ESPN‘s Jeremy Fowler, the former Raider is in a ‘New York State of Mind’.
According to Fowler, Carr is leaning toward signing with the Jets, who have also shown interest in him. It appears to be a mutual appreciation society. Initially, it was believed that New York was all in when it came to trading for Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.
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However, Rodgers hasn’t informed anyone if he is returning to the Packers, requesting to be traded, or simply retiring. After a 15-year career and a Super Bowl Championship, it’s basically his call on what he wants to do next. And he’s certainly taking his time in doing so. His $60-million dollar price tag is another sticky matter in the whole scenario, as well.
In the meantime, the chances that Carr could be fitted for a green-and-white jersey seem to be growing by the day.
With New York looking to make a move quickly, ESPN’s Fowler says the situation surrounding Derek Carr is “live”
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When he finally signs elsewhere it will truly represent the end of a major chapter in Carr’s career and life. A second-round pick in 2014 out of Fresno State, he was the Raiders’ starter from day one of his NFL career. But his stint in Oakland and (later) Las Vegas was often a roller coaster ride. After all? The Raiders organization typically is.
However, Carr provided a steady hand for the team during a solid nine-year run, but he had no postseason success. His career playoff record is 0-1. It was hoped the addition of an all-universe wide receiver DeVante Adams alongside Carr would turn the franchise’s fortunes around last year. While the two had great chemistry, with Adams pulling in 100 catches for 1516 yards and 14 TDs, it was a down year overall for the QB. The squad finished the year 6-11.
By season’s end, Head Coach Josh McDaniels benched Carr for the final two games. It was a rather unceremonious exit for a guy who had been the team leader for nearly a decade.
Derek Carr had a prior visit with the New Orleans Saints, who had inquired about his services. But, he turned them down and decided to test the free-agent waters. According to CBS Sports, it’s believed he will sign a contract somewhere in the neighborhood of $35 million per year. That would put him as one of the ten highest-paid quarterbacks in The League.
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