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The Las Vegas Raiders will allow quarterback Derek Carr to speak with the teams that agreed to compensation packages with Silver and Black for the caller, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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The Raiders have already given quarterback Derek Carr permission to talk to other teams interested in trading him for him who have also agreed to compensation with Las Vegas, according to sources.
It’s the same deal the Texans had with quarterback Deshaun Watson last season.
ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio added context:
Carr himself confirmed that he did not have permission to speak to other teams. So this is a VERY recent development. https://t.co/42q6ueKm13
The Raiders and Carr they are ready to part after nine years. Las Vegas is looking to trade Carr, who has a no-trade clause and must earn $40.4 million in guaranteed money if he is under contract on February 15.
The four-time Pro Bowler completed 60.8 percent of his passes for 24 touchdowns (14 interceptions) and 3,522 yards in 15 games this season. He turns 32 on March 28.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday on the business interest in Carr:
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From NFL Now: On a possible trade #raiders QB Derek Carr and the interest that exists… pic.twitter.com/05VE3XyDVk
“There is interest, and I understand that there are at least a couple of teams, potentially multiple teams, that are at least interested in Derek Carr,” Rapoport said.
When it comes to specific teams, New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh has publicly stated your interest in acquiring a veteran. According to CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones, the team plans to keep a “close eye” on Carr, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and impending free agent Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers.
The New Orleans Saints could also be in the mix. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported from the Senior Bowl that the team was “buzzing” as a landing spot for Carr.
Of course, Las Vegas could release Carr before the Feb. 15 deadline to avoid paying him $40.4 million in guarantees if all sides can’t agree on a trade. That would make Carr a free agent and void his three-year, $121.5 million extension signed last April.
The NFL could see a number of trades among the starting quarterbacks with Carr and Garoppolo definitely on the move, Rodgers potentially out of Green Bay and a handful of signal callers ready for Round 1 of the NFL draft such as Bryce Young, Will Levis and CJ Stroud.