After Derek Carr was released by the Las Vegas Raiders, it sent the NFL world into a spiral.
Many fans and members of NFL media pointed to several teams as options for Carr, who is looking for a fresh start.
This morning, ESPN’s First Take discussed Carr’s possibilities.
Jeremy Fowler suggested that Carr is a front-runner for the New York Jets, but, “everybody is still waiting on Aaron Rodgers.”
"I'm hearing that the Jets are the leader in the clubhouse, as of now, for Derek Carr. … But everybody is still waiting on Aaron Rodgers."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 6, 2023
Rodgers is still employed by the Green Bay Packers and is not yet a free agent.
He and Carr have been the two most discussed candidates for the Jets’ job to this point.
As one might imagine, NFL fans took to Twitter to discuss their thoughts on this Carr update.
This fan is in favor of the Jets signing Carr, citing “you’ll get a few years and far less drama.”
Any team waiting Aaron Rodgers is foolish. One year later and you'll be looking to replace him again. At least with Carr, you'll get a few years, and far less drama. https://t.co/TmDWGL0gzh
— Chuck Harris (@chuckh3) March 6, 2023
This is more of a slight to Rodgers than it is a positive for Carr, but that fan believes that less drama might be a good thing for the Jets.
Dan Orlovsky of First Take tended to agree with this motion, putting out a clock emoji.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) March 6, 2023
The Jets have a young team of offensive weapons who could all benefit from a veteran quarterback.
Is a veteran quarterback what the Jets have been missing?
The FanDuel Sportsbook account asks the question, “Would the Jets be a Super Bowl contender with Derek Carr?”
Would the Jets be a Super Bowl contender with Derek Carr? 👀 pic.twitter.com/ZVBYyShYft
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) March 5, 2023
That certainly remains to be seen.
However, between their young offensive weapons paired with an elite defense, the Jets are an attractive destination for any free agent.
What are the Jets waiting for?
This fan believes that the team is being held hostage by Rodgers, and is waiting on his decision.
Jets just need to sign Carr. How y’all letting Rodgers hold ya hostage and hasn’t played not one rep for y’all smh Cmon 😂 https://t.co/PLawxTOznj
— Javvy Bing 🇵🇷 🌊🏄🏽 (@javvybing27) March 6, 2023
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