The rest of the season’s starting quarterback will be Jarrett Stidham, according to Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels. This most likely marks the end of the Derek Carr-Raiders saga. But how if Carr just got a contract extension? However, after this season, it will be manageable to part ways with Carr thanks to general manager Dave Ziegler’s contractual management. If the Raiders were to move on from Carr via trade or release within three days of Super Bowl LVII, his dead cap hit would be slightly under $6 million. Ziegler set up this contract for situations like these; hats off to him.
Derek Carr has left the building, no pun intended.
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, Carr and the Raiders both agreed that it would be best if No. 4 stayed away from the team during these last two weeks. There are so many emotional responses to this decision but let me tell you why this is the correct decision for both parties.
It is best to keep him away from the team while determining Carr’s future. The season has two games left, and as Davante Adams said, you have to finish as well as possible. That implies no interruptions. Allow the Raiders of the future to go about their business without any further distractions.
Carr’s absence from the facility for the upcoming two games is unmistakably a sign of things to come. The Raiders want to keep him safe and ensure that he finishes this season in good health. His Raiders salary for 2023 would be guaranteed if he were to be hurt. The best scenario for recovering some assets would be to trade Carr, but he has a no-trade clause, so keep that in mind. Therefore, he must approve a deal before it occurs. Carr has two options: he can be vindictive and refuse to waive the provision no matter what, or he may assist his soon-to-be ex-team. Knowing Carr for who he is, I believe he will make an effort to assist the Raiders.
A quick thank you from a Raiders fan.
Carr, thanks for everything if this is it from a fan’s perspective. You stayed ten toes down with them despite all of the problems with the franchise. But it came to a breaking point in this toxic relationship. Both parties need to call it quits and find a new partner. Once a Raider, always a Raider.
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