According to reports, Las Vegas has allowed the four-time Pro Bowler to discuss trade talks with various teams.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders have granted Derek Carr permission to speak with teams that have agreed to meet the franchise’s compensation expectations in exchange for the quarterback’s services.
The news also comes a day after Carr stated that nothing had been decided regarding his next NFL home.
Carr, who expects to be traded, has stated unequivocally that he has no intention of remaining in Las Vegas for the ’23 season, implying that he will not extend his contract past Feb. 15. If he does, the 31-year-guaranteed old’s $40 million will begin.
However, The Athletic’s Vic Tafur reported that if the Raiders do not trade Carr by Feb. 15, he will be released, ending his nine-year tenure in Sin City. Carr signed a five-year, $125 million contract extension with Las Vegas in 2017, followed by a three-year, $121.5 million extension in spring 22.
If he is released before February 15, he will count for $5.625 million against the Raiders’ cap. Carr’s base salary of $32.9 million in ’23 becomes guaranteed on February 15, as does $7.5 million of his base salary in ’24.
The Raiders’ final two regular-season games will be played without Carr, the franchise’s starting quarterback since 2014. His name has been linked to trade rumours ever since. On January 12, he wrote an emotional farewell letter to Las Vegas fans.