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Publication Predicts Raiders QB Derek Carr Will Join Patriots

Would the Las Vegas Raiders actually part ways with quarterback Derek Carr? According to one writer, it would be in their best interest to do so.

No way the Raiders move Carr to the Patriots, right?

Matt Vautour of Masslive.com recently shared a prediction regarding the 2021 offseason. Brace yourselves, as if Raider Nation doesn’t already hate the Patriots enough, but the thought of losing Carr to them? Vautour forecasts that scenario for New England and head coach Bill Belichick.

The Patriots quarterback in 2021 will be Derek Carr. Matt Stafford will cost too much and the Jets will keep Sam Darnold. The Raiders will choose Marcus Mariota, who is cheaper and will eventually release Carr allowing the Patriots to buy low on an underrated quarterback.

Mariota is cheaper, yes, but the Raiders offense has had one of its most efficient seasons in recent memory. Gruden’s power running game combined with Carr’s calculating accuracy has been one of the few positives this year. In fact, Carr’s numbers reflect that he isn’t the problem with the Silver and Black right now.

He’s thrown for 25 touchdowns and 3,732 yards this year while maintaining a 67.6 completion rate. It would be an unlikely scenario that the Raiders move on from Carr and keep Mariota then draft a quarterback in April. Nevertheless, with Gruden at the helm, who really knows what the Raiders are doing.

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Before you punch your computer monitor

No one’s claiming that the Silver and Black will be parting ways with Carr, it’s simply being floated as a prediction. In all likelihood, head coach Jon Gruden is going to ride out this tenure with Carr. Why would he part ways now after all the conjecture that he was previously trying to change signal-callers?

It’s plausible that Gruden and all of Raiders brass liked what they saw from Marcus Mariota recently. However, was that sample enough to convince them that Mariota could be ‘the man’ moving forward?

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Anonymous

They need to keep Carr and Mariota. Have a package for Mariota and use every weapon they have. Time is almost up. We don’t get it done next year, say goodbye. Window will be closed. Coach A.

Anonymous

That was a waste of a read. Carr is not the issue we loose him we are set back 3 years. Defense defense defense and some O-line help

Anonymous

Didn’t people say that last year?! 🤣 That aged well….

Mac

Didn’t people say that last year?! 🤣 That aged well….

Anonymous

Gruden should go… Long before carr… Js

Anonymous

Well bye

Andrew Cabral

Where do Raider fans get this hilarious information? I have a friend who “truly HATES the CHEATRIOTS”!!!! I am a long time (Boston/New England Patriots) fan from the late 1960’s. I remember Jim Plunkett getting drafted per TV as a wee young ladd. Then, the Boston Patriots became the New England Patriots (still at Schaefer Stadium). After losing two Super Bowls to the Bears and Packers, Robert Kraft made some decisions hiring Bill Belichick(BB) and getting a sixth round draft pick QB from Michigan named Tom Brady, to take Drew Bledsoe’s role as the starter, everything changed. And, winning 6… Read more »

Tom Edwardes

You got the wrong qb going. Maroita will fit the offense the Pats are trying to run with Cam Newton ,Plus he will be cheap as a starter and the Pats love that, and in return we get some defensive help either by a player or extra early picks. It’s a win-win

Anonymous

Why release Derek Carr for mariota bad didn’t due a good job at all
When he was hurt

Alvin Thompson

BS! Get your story straight! He’s too smart for that! 90% of Raiders’ problems this year are because of the defense.

Anonymous

It would be the dumbest thing to do.. Carr is not the problem ..Fix the f____en Defense. And have someone else call the plays…If Jack DelRio was still here we would have made the playoffs buy NOW..

Ike Coston

Pleaseeeeeeeeee God if u listing let this be tru I’m a lifer raiders and we do not like carr he is more like a hoopty aka Garbage! We have to move on it’s been so long my son is a teenager now! Enough already 🙏😭

Anonymous

John Gruden got rid of the best defensive player the best wide receiver,, look where that’s got us.. Problems with defense and problems with offense of receivers.. Why get rid of something that’s not broken ,,keep Derek Carr .. Marcus Mariota .. is untrustworthy He’s just a backup quarterback …That’s why he’s on a different team.. Titans are better without him.. They said money is the problem Derek Carr is worth his pay.. How much money did WE spend on a new coach ,, To call plays to run Josh Jacobs into the ground in two years. And To lose… Read more »

Joe

They should get rid of Carr. He’s the main problem. They need a good QB to win more games for the fans. The raiders don’t see the consept.

Anonymous

Yes let him go and build up the defense.

Benjamin J Sanders

I don’t believe we will get rid of Carr…. but I hope we do (he is to inconsistent) his excellent trade bait for more D which we absolutely need. I do think marinelli is a really good defensive coordinator though so defense SHOULD be better next year.

Henry B Graves

“No one’s claiming” except that is the entire basis of the article. Another sports blogger lining they’re pockets with click bait

Isaiah

WOW..CARR IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE N THATS BECAUSE HE UNDERSTANDS ALL OF GRUDENS SYSTEM.OTHER TEAMS HAVE SAID ITS LIKE GRUDENS OUT THERE CHANGING PLAYS N PROTECTIONS. WE STILL DONT HAVE A #1 WR. AND STILL PUT UP POINTS. ALOT OF DROPPED PASSES N INTERCEPTIONS CAUSE BALL OFF HANDS. MARIOTA IS GOOD FOR US TO HAVE AS BACKUP LIKE SAINTS HAVE HILL. WE SHOULD BE RUNNING PLAYS WITH BOTH QBS IN GAME TO CONFUSE DEF. IF CARR DOES GET HURT I RATHER HAVE MARCUS THEN ANYONE ELSE SO KEEP EM BOTH. OUR DEF WE NEED SPEED, PLAYERS WHO CAN TACKLE, KEEP… Read more »

A

They better not get rid of dirt car is the best thing that ever happened to him I quit watching them so be that they do get rid of aThey better not get rid of dirt car is the best thing that ever happened to him I quit watching them so be that they do get rid of a

Anonymous

Carr stay Chucky goes

Nathan Scott McMillen

If the Raiders let go of Carr, they better beef up the defense the way the Steelers did with Bradshaw in the 70s and the Raiders did themselves with Plunkett in the 80s.

Anonymous

Derek carr or marcus mariota u never know win chucky will strike

Jason

Derek Carr is a subpar qb.He is definately not a starting qb caliber.All he is able to do is throw short quick passes.He cant run,he runs like he has on cemwnt shies.He plays really scare.Scared to get hit.Wont stand in the pocket,scared to get hit.Thats why he passes short quick passes.High percentage passes,to keep your stats up and make you look good.Derek Carr isn’t a winner.Seven years in the league all losing seasons.No playoff games.
RAIDERS IF YOU WANNA GO FAR RELEASE DEREK CARR

Kerry

If Derek Carr joins the patriots I will no longer become a patriot fan any longer

Reginald

Chucky needs to let the Raiders be the Raiders and Stop trying to be the Coach and a Player He meaning Chucky is the one Fucking Up.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

N.B. Valencia

Raiders will close out the season with an ugly loss, to the one in atlanta. Losing to the Bush league falcons in the fashion in which the Raiders lost was the nail in their season. 43 to 6 to the inferior falcons a pathetic Loss.

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Jason

RAIDERS DO NOT LET DEREK CAR GET AWAY! ESPECIALLY TO THE F***KING patriots you just know it would come back and haunt the Raiders in the playoffs… Carr is our man !! One of the most underrated quarterbacks in the NFL

Anonymous

Horrible article lol

Anonymous

LMAO…..Highly, HIGHLY doubtful, DC4 IS a Raider not going anywhere

ARLENE TOVAR

No! No! No! Please don’t go Derek. 🙏🙏

Jeannene Blake

Derek Carr is not the problem. You guys saying it’s him, take a look at his stats for the season! Derek just had a great season, it’s not him it’s the coaching…Gruden that suck!!

GREG

No matter what get rid of a Carr that can never ever take you any where! We need a QB NEW ATHELETIC qb