Could Carr come back? Sure, it’s possible. It’s arguable Las Vegas is sitting Carr as a way of preventing his $33 million salary in 2023 from being guaranteed by an injury down the stretch. But it could be that this benching is a provisional move, and once the Raiders reconnoiter the 2023 QB landscape, they might find that Carr is more attractive than other potential options out there.
Las Vegas is likely to land a high draft pick, but will a McDaniels-and-Ziegler-approved QB be available at that spot? McDaniels waited until Year 2 in his Broncos tenure to handpick his preferred future quarterback (Tim Tebow) via the draft and could take that same route in Vegas this offseason. But even if that happens, the Raiders brass could decide that keeping Carr around as the bridge to the future might be the smartest route next season. It’s an apples-to-oranges comparison, but just look how the 49ers handled things with Trey Lance and Garoppolo; they might not be Super Bowl contenders now had they not kept Garoppolo. If nothing else, there’s a lesson to be learned from the 49ers’ approach to the QB position.
Update on Youtube First Things First – Derek Carr is DONE!! Raiders BENCH Derek Carr rest of season – Nick Wright
First Things First – Derek Carr is DONE!! Raiders BENCH Derek Carr rest of season – Nick Wright