The Las Vegas Raiders are hoping for the best after their playoff experience last season.
With Josh McDaniels now at the helm, the team’s offense is expected to perform better.
Darren Waller is also working on a bounce-back season and could be a menace to opposing teams if he returns to peak form.
Meanwhile, Derek Carr solidified his role as starting quarterback after signing a three-year, $121.5 million extension.
That keeps him with the Raiders until 2025 when he will be 34 years old.
The deal includes $24.8 million in guaranteed money and a $7.5 million signing bonus.
Carr will also get a $100,000 workout bonus each year and will earn a base salary of $32.9 million in 2022.
For that reason, the team might bring in Colin Kaepernick, and Carr has no problems with that possibility.
Derek Carr seems optimistic about Colin Kaepernick potentially joining him in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/dx67cNTnFh
— theScore (@theScore) June 8, 2022
When asked about Kaepernick working out for the Raiders, Carr said, “I don’t want to speak for everybody in that kind of sense. I don’t want someone mad at me for saying, ‘I think it would be great.’ But I know him and I would get along great.”
It’s Hard To See Kaepernick Being A Starter
Granted that he makes it to the Raiders’ 53-man roster, it would be difficult to unseat Carr as starting quarterback.
The former Fresno State standout had a solid 2021 campaign with 4,804 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Likewise, Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016 and won only one game in his final season with the San Francisco 49ers.
Even if he claims to be in game shape, being able to actually play is still different.
Still, he will be an able backup with postseason experience for Carr.