After a very disappointing 2022 season, the Las Vegas Raiders are one step closer to making a major roster overhaul.
They recently made the decision to move on from quarterback Derek Carr, and they have now reportedly given him permission to talk to teams that are interested in trading for him.
Raiders already have granted QB Derek Carr permission to speak with other teams interested in trading for him that have also agreed to compensation with Las Vegas, per sources.
It's the same arrangement the Texans had with quarterback Deshaun Watson last off-season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 3, 2023
When the Raiders traded for star wide receiver Davante Adams last spring, many expected them to be in the conversation for Super Bowl contention.
But those plans didn’t pan out, as they won just six games and missed the playoffs, and although there has been plenty of blame to go around, Carr has been one of the culprits.
A year ago, some thought he was an elite or near-elite signal-caller, but this season but such talk to rest, perhaps permanently.
He completed just 60.8 percent of his passes while throwing 14 interceptions, matching the career-high he set last season, and posting a passer rating of 86.3, his lowest since his rookie year.
Overall, Las Vegas’ offense wasn’t too bad, at least statistically, but it had major problems winning close games and maintaining leads.
Carr was benched late in the season in favor of Jarrett Stidham, and he looked somewhat shaky in his two starts, which has prompted the team to look at acquiring a big-name QB.
There were rumors about the Raiders being interested in Tom Brady before he announced his retirement this week, and they could have interest in the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, which would mean a reunion between him and his favorite receiver.
For what it’s worth, it seems like Adams could possibly be interested in such a reunion.NEXT: Raiders Beat Writer Thinks A New Twist Is Coming For Derek Carr