The storied history between the Las Vegas Raiders and Derek Carr saw their relationship sour this season.
After benching him for the last game of the NFL season, things pointed toward the team moving on from him.
With Carr having a no-trade clause in his contract, he has the final say with where he goes if the team trades him.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport recently named a potential destination for the Raiders quarterback.
During his segment on NFL GameDay, Rapoport reveals the New York Jets will explore options to trade for Carr.
The @NFLGameDay Notebook with @MikeGarafolo and @TomPelissero: The #Jets will explore Derek Carr, Aaron Rodgers & more; #Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon’s picking up steam; Rich Bisaccia to interview in Indy, Vic Fangio lands in MIA; Will we do this all again next year for Sean Payton? pic.twitter.com/6nbdbGqesu
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 29, 2023
He sees Carr as the first option for the Jets.
With the Jets having quarterback issues, it’s believable that the team will trade for a quarterback.
While the team had a playoff chance this season, poor play by quarterback Zach Wilson in critical games cost them their playoff shot.
Because of his awful performances throughout 2022, the team is looking for a veteran quarterback to lead their offense.
If the team gets Carr, they will have the veteran quarterback for three years.
However, his base salary is a tough pill to swallow, as his 2024 and 2025 contract years have him making over $41 million each year.
This means if the Jets get him, their cap space will be constrained by him.
While it’s a risk, the Jets will take any risk to land a veteran quarterback to lead their offense.NEXT: NFL Insider Gives Latest Update On RB Jonathan Taylor