4 Most Likely Trade Destinations for Derek Carr
After an up-and-down career with the now Las Vegas Raiders, rumors have been swirling that the team could be interested in moving on from starting quarterback Derek Carr.
With three years remaining on his deal, and set to make $18.9 million in 2020, Las Vegas could be looking to deal Carr and grab some additional draft capital. If the Raiders do indeed elect to move on from Carr, here are four of the most likely landing spots for the 28-year-old quarterback.
4. Indianapolis Colts
Right before the start of last season, the Colts were blindsided by the sudden retirement of franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. Jacoby Brissett stepped up and filled in admirably, but clearly has not done enough for the Colts to have confidence in him as the starting quarterback of the future. Loaded with the second-most cap space in the NFL (projected $86.1 million), Indy will have plenty of options to fill holes on its roster this offseason. An attractive starting gig, given a receiving core headlined by T.Y. Hilton, one of league's best offensive lines and a solid defense, Carr could slot right in and have everything he needs to be successful. It should also be noted that Philip Rivers has also been connected to the Colts early this offseason.
3. Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans have a ton of tough decisions to make this offseason. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, running back Derrick Henry and tackle Jack Conklin are all free agents, and it's possible any or all of the three of them could be playing in a different uniform come September 2020. If the price for Tannehill gets too rich and Tennessee decides to move on, they could target Carr as a replacement. Given how much quarterback salaries have risen in the last few years, Carr could end up coming at a much cheaper salary cap hit than what Tannehill requests.
2. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears don't have very many holes on their roster, but unfortunately for them, quarterback is one. Mitchell Trubisky simply hasn't delivered the production anywhere close to what you would expect from a No. 2 overall draft pick. Carr would be an instant upgrade over the North Carolina product. And without a first-round pick again this year because of the Khalil Mack trade, acquiring a quarterback through trade might be far and away the best option for Chicago.
1. Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers have decided they're moving on from franchise quarterback Philip Rivers. However, they move into a new stadium this season and will want to do everything in their power to field a competitive team. With the No. 6 overall pick in April's 2020 NFL Draft, the quarterback the Chargers covet (depending on which one that is), could be off the board by then. Carr represents a solid veteran replacement that should deliver them an upgrade at quarterback over the play of Philip Rivers last season.
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