The Las Vegas Raiders will eventually trade veteran signal-caller Derek Carr. The only questions are a) when and b) where to.
Carr was benched for the Raiders’ final two regular season games in favor of backup Jarrett Stidham. The 31-year-old Carr officially confirmed his pending exit by bidding Raiders Nation Farewell in a social media post.
There’s no shortage of QB-needy teams who could make a play for Carr this offseason. Interestingly, the Houston Texans, holders of the No. 2 pick in this year’s NFL Draft, are being mentioned as a potential landing spot for Carr.
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ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler spoke to several prominent NFL executives for some of their offseason predictions. One AFC coach told Fowler that they think Houston GM Nick Caserio will want somebody like Carr on the roster:
“One veteran AFC coach points to Houston, where GM Nick Caserio has ties to Raiders GM Dave Ziegler, as a potential destination. Caserio and Ziegler have executed multiple trades in the past.
Yes, Houston could take a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the draft, but it also has 11 picks, including two in the top 12. That’s plenty of ammunition to execute a deal.”
“Nick will be looking for a high-character quarterback. That will be important to him,” a coach told Fowler.
Houston is in position to draft one of the “big three” quarterback prospects in the 2023 Draft: Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Kentucky’s Will Levis. If the Texans don’t think either guy is ready to start right away, then it’d make sense to bring in a proven veteran like Carr to serve as a bridge to Young, Stroud or Levis.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.