Rumor: Raiders shut down Derek Carr trade offers
The quarterback market is booming as the offseason kicks off, and the Las Vegas Raiders have received calls on Derek Carr. However, Carr’s brother, NFL Network analyst David Carr, says the Raiders have shut down all those calls, per James Palmer of NFL Network.
The Raiders have recently received offers for back up Marcus Mariota, and reports swirled of Derek Carr being made available in a potential effort to acquire Deshaun Watson.
Carr had a decent year with 4,103 yards and 27 touchdowns while tossing just nine picks as the Raiders finished 8-8 and second in the AFC West. Still, in a year where the quarterback market is as busy as ever, it shouldn’t be a surprise that teams have inquired about Carr.
While the Raiders are reportedly rebuffing these trade calls, it remains to be seen if that’s due to the offer not being high enough or because they aren’t interested in shopping him this offseason.
After the move to Las Vegas, the Raiders are doing their best to get their way back into the playoffs, so perhaps a personnel change is in order.
The Raiders started 7-5 and were in a good position to make the playoffs before stumbling down the stretch with a 1-3 record in the last four weeks of the year to finish at .500.
But at this moment, Derek Carr is staying put despite teams calling the Raiders about him. Perhaps things change if a suitor comes in with a massive offer, but nothing is imminent.