Raiders QB Derek Carr & GM Dave Ziegler, David Carr.

No Way Raiders QB Derek Carr Accepts A Trade To NFL Purgatory

While Las Vegas Raiders trade rumors are running rampant, some are downright silly. There’s no way that Derek Carr would accept a trade to the Houston Texans. By doing so, he’d likely be going to the NFL’s purgatory, where he’d suffer the same fate as No. 4’s older brother, David Carr.

Carr, technically speaking, is still a Raider. He’s still on the roster, and despite Raiders fans getting teased with “hearing the whole truth,” Carr has been rather muted. We still don’t know if Carr will get traded or if he’ll be outright released. According to Carr’s brother, David, there’s more to the story than what’s being told. In fact, the Raiders’ quarterback has fought the urge to tell the entire story. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop the rumor mill from churning.

Derek Carr would suffer a familiar fate with the Texans… 

The wildest of the current hearsay has the Texans making a move for Carr. As many will recall, the elder Carr was once the first overall pick. However, Carr couldn’t deliver on a Texans team that never got him protection or adequate weapons. In fact, David was sacked 249 times in his six years with the Texans. As far as the current Texans are concerned, “DC4” likely wouldn’t fare any better. Derek would be joining an offense that ranked near the bottom of almost every major offensive category. That includes total yards on offense (31st), total points (30th), and 27th in red zone scoring, which Carr never excelled at with the Raiders. Simply put, Carr would be accepting a destiny akin to that of his older brother.

ESPN Insider Jeremy Fowler recently weighed in on the matter. He cited an unnamed AFC coach who believes the connection between general managers Dave Ziegler and Nick Caserio is a reason for something possibly happening. What’s more is that Carr might fit the mold of what the Texans are looking for, according to the coach.

“Nick will be looking for a high-character quarterback. That will be important to him. Derek fits that mold.”

While Carr fits what Caserio might be looking for, he’s not about to give up headline-grabbing draft capital for him. That’s especially true when the Texans can draft a quarterback in the first round this year with the second overall pick. They could, in theory, offer one of their second- or third-round picks, but it’d be shocking if the Texans gave up more than that. The elder Carr made it a point to state that his brother wanted to go to a “stable situation.” Unless you’ve been living on the moon, the Texans are far from an example of “stability.”

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