Rejecting $40 Million, Derek Carr Set to Become Tom Brady Replacement or NFC South’s Costliest QB – REPORTS

Published 01/22/2023, 6:00 AM EST

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Several NFL teams have had a rollercoaster season so far. However, for Derek Carr, it was a total disaster. The Las Vegas Raiders QB1’s magic fell off this year despite having a bolstered roster. Carr eventually parted ways with the franchise and addressed the situation to the Raiders Nation. Moreover, some new updates reveal how DC4 could seek to become a Tom Brady replacement in the future.

The Raiders had great aspirations for a successful season. But their dreams were dashed after they failed to capitalize. Everyone chastised Derek Carr for his performance. Eventually, it led to HC Josh McDaniels benching DC4 for the final two regular-season games. Carr remained radio silent, but new updates were speaking heavily about his next move.

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As Derek Carr waits for a suitable trade, Dov Kleiman gave a fresh update on the quarterback’s situation. Despite the guaranteed figures ($40.4 million) in his contract, the Raiders’ No. 1 quarterback is expected to get traded before February 15th. Additionally, Carr could have several suitors, and the NFC South, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, could hunt for a new quarterback.

Derek Carr has become the tale of the tape after announcing his departure on social media. There is also speculation that QB Carr could replace Tom Brady and join the Buccaneers. Moreover, his brother David Carr is already making moves after announcing the brothers’ collaborative effort to begin a podcast. 

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DC4’s trade situation could be an interesting one. Since the QB1 has a no-trade clause in his deal, Carr would have direct involvement in the process and could choose the upcoming location in his football career. The departing quarterback remained silent over the ever-growing situation until now.

DC4 spoke up after intense chatter

After Derek Carr announced a lengthy goodbye note to the Raiders Nation, the unified fanbase turned into a frenzy. Among them were a few loyal people who spoke out and urged the quarterback to reveal the truth. In response, DC4 took to Twitter and left a mature reply.


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Derek Carr tweeted, “Thank you to all the people reaching out trying to give me their platform to tell my side of what happened. It’s the hardest thing in the world not to jump on every interview and tell the whole truth. Thank you but I’m choosing to move on and give our next city our best.”


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It is yet to see where the nine-year veteran would choose to land.


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Pavitra Shome


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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.
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Akash Pandhare