Derek Carr will not be a Las Vegas Raiders in 2023 and beyond, but should have some suitors. What teams are the best fits for the veteran?
Carr and the Raiders seem to be headed towards and ugly divorce, which may end up in the team just releasing him. Reports indicate that the asking price for Carr is only a third round pick, which I find to be incredibly cheap for a quality player.
There should be a bunch of teams inquiring about Carr’s services, but which teams are the best fits?
Where are the best fits for Raiders’ QB Derek Carr?
I find the Panthers to be perhaps the best fit for Carr. They recently hired Frank Reich as their next head coach, which was a stellar move. Reich was then able to hire Ejiro Evero as the defensive coordinator, who is also excellent.
With that stout defense up front and improved offensive line, I like the Panthers’ chance to win the NFC South with excellent coaching and competent quarterback play.
New Orleans Saints
The NFC South is wide open, and if Derek Carr wants the best chance to win games, it might come in going to this division. The Saints have apparently met with Carr recently, so they appear to be the most serious team in trying to get him on their team.
The Saints are somewhat similar to the Panthers, in my opinion. They have a solid roster that has become limited by poor quarterback play.
New York Jets
Of the three teams in this article, the Jets have the strongest roster on both sides of the ball. An elite defense kept the Jets in the playoff race until the final weeks, when the wheels fell of.
Mike White was a nice story for a couple of games, but it’s clear that he and Zach Wilson are not viable options for the Jets going forward.
New York has a ton of quality players on offense that Derek Carr could use to his advantage, and GM Joe Douglas seems to do very well in the draft, so I think he could fill any holes the team had left.