Derek Carr Could Be Franchise-Less After This Season as the Raiders Look To Rebuild

Published 11/21/2022, 11:26 AM EST

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The Las Vegas Raiders have not been in the best of form this season. The team is at 2-7 as quarterback Derek Carr hasn’t been delivering as the franchise would have wanted him to. As they struggle with their season, rumors have it that they are in the market for a possible replacement for their current QB1.

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Derek Carr recently extended his contract with the Las Vegas franchise, signing a three-year extension. 

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Derek Carr falling short for the Raiders

QB Derek Carr’s starting spot may be on the line as the Raiders may consider releasing the quarterback. With a poor showing, this season, the Raiders are questioning their decision of extending their quarterback’s contract. Carr has been with the Raiders since their Oakland days and was drafted by them in 2014. Ever since, he has been their QB. The Raiders have been an average team. Carr just let led them to a postseason dance during one campaign in his eight-year career. That too was a short-lived one.

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This year he signed an extension worth over $120 million with a no-trade clause. With no guaranteed money, the Raiders could release him before this three-year period.

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His performances are making him more of a liability than an asset for the team with his big paycheck. They could either use these funds to break the bank for a bigger name QB or rebuild around a younger quarterback.

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New team for Carr?

The Raiders are currently on a 3 game losing streak. One of those losses even had a complete shutout for the Raiders’ offense. The Saints’ defense overpowered them, not allowing Derek Carr and his O-line a single point in the game as they lost 24-0.

The Raiders’ offense was strengthened in the off-season by their front office as they roped in Davante Adams from the Green Bay Packers. The Raiders reunited Carr and Adams after their time at Fresno State. This was a huge commitment they showed towards their quarterback by strengthening the squad according to his comfort. However, it hasn’t seemed all that fruitful for them. 

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Derek Carr could save his career by showing that they were right to trust him by turning things around for the remainder of the season. Though his numbers seem just fine, the performance of the team hasn’t been up to it. It will be interesting to see if he continues with them in 2023 or if he will move on to another franchise for the first time in his career.

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Aayush Shah

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Aayush is an NFL writer at essential sports. Having procured his Undergraduate degree in international business and management from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. He is a Philadelphia Eagles fan and his favorite player is Odell Beckham Jr.
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