The NFL quarterback landscape changed when the Las Vegas Raiders released Derek Carr.
Carr, who had a no-trade clause in his contract, was cut because he refused to waive his no-trade clause.
While the cut saves them money, it could affect the NFL Draft.
With him being a free agent, teams can start calling him for his services.
However, it will be the top NFL teams in the draft who might call him.
While the Houston Texans won’t sign him, he could land in Indianapolis.
A signing by them will affect the number four pick by the team in the NFL Draft.
The Colts’ history of bad moves in getting veteran quarterbacks could mean they get Carr.
However, team owner Jim Irsay is looking for a “young quarterback to develop.”
Two things #Colts owner Jim Irsay said that are KIND OF notable:
" … Knowing that we're going to have to find a young quarterback to develop. That's a key factor."
Joking with Chris Ballard about possibly trading back from 4, he says:
"That Alabama guy doesn't look bad." pic.twitter.com/cetk5cPCbT
— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) February 14, 2023
With Irsay focusing on “that Alabama guy,” Carr won’t be affecting the top-five teams in the NFL Draft.
However, he could land himself with a team in the top 10 of this year’s NFL Draft.
With the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers needing quarterbacks, they could sign him and use their picks on someone else.
Both teams also took quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft, meaning they could use Carr to help mentor those players.
With Carr being a Pro Bowl quarterback, teams like the Falcons and Panthers might take a shot with him.
However, NFL fans won’t know his impact on the draft until they see what team signs him in 2023.NEXT: PFF Names A Surprising Cut Candidate For Bears