ESPN's NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Las Vegas Raiders and Derek Carr are definitely parting ways after the 2022 season. Earlier this week, the Raiders announced they were benching and sending him Carr for the remainder of the season.
Now, Schefter is reporting that the Raiders and Carr have definitely decided to go separate ways and that the quarterback will be on a new team in 2023. "[Derek Carr] is going to be on a new team in 2023. He and the Raiders are done," Schefter said on ESPN.
"[Derek Carr] is going to be on a new team in 2023. He and the Raiders are done."@AdamSchefter has the latest on Carr's trade market: pic.twitter.com/XfPe7GwYJZ — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 1, 2023
What happens now with Carr?
In the offseason, the Raiders gave Carr a contract extension.
But there is one specific clause in the contract - Carr's contract becomes fully guaranteed three days after the Super Bowl. With that being said, the Raiders now know what they need to do - they need to find a team that will agree to trade for Carr.
But there is one potential problem for the Raiders - a team could agree to trade for Carr but then back out of the deal and leave the Raiders with Carr's fully guaranteed contract. Also, there is another option - the Raiders could simply decide to cut Carr as soon as the season is over.
In that case, the Raiders would also save $40 million but that way they would get nothing in return for Carr. In the offseason, Carr played a major part in helping the Raiders sign All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams. This week, Adams was asked about the Carr situation.
"Obviously, I don't think anybody was excited about it in here. Him being one of my really good friends and the reason why I came here in the first place. I wouldn't be here right now if he wasn't here. Obviously I support my guy.
We've got to finish the season up the best way we can possibly with all things considered at this point," Adams said of Carr.