Raiders GM says ‘there’s going to be people interested in Derek Carr’
The Las Vegas Raiders have been relatively silent when it comes to quarterback Derek Carr and whether or not he’ll be traded or cut before Feb. 15.
Raiders General Manager Dave Ziegler spoke to SiriusXM NFL Radio Thursday, saying he believes there will be teams interested in the former starting quarterback.
“I think here this week at the Senior Bowl, obviously everybody’s here. This is a good time to have those conversations. There’s going to be people interested in Derek Carr. There’s no doubt about that. He’s been a good football player in this league for quite some time. Like I said, he’s a phenomenal human being, and we’ll kind of see where it goes.”
Carr’s $32.9 million salary for 2023 and $7.5 million of his 2024 salary become fully guaranteed on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The 31-year-old quarterback also has a no-trade clause in his contract.
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Derek Carr will represent the Las Vegas Raiders one last time this weekend in the NFL’s Pro Bowl. After the Senior Bowl and Pro Bowl, dominoes are expected to fall.
“But no position is as important as the quarterback position. You all know that; everybody knows that. So we’re gonna be putting a lot of work in on that front and kind of see how it all plays out here.”
How the Raiders’ tenure ended for Derek Carr
With two weeks remaining in the 2022 season, the Las Vegas Raiders made the surprising decision to bench long-time starter Derek Carr. The Raiders drafted Carr in 2014, starting 142 games for the Silver and Black. Over his nine years as the team’s starter, he threw for a franchise-leading 35,222 passing yards and finished with 62-78 record. He technically made the playoffs twice, but the first appearance he did not play because he was injured by the time the postseason rolled around.