It’s been clear for several weeks that the Derek Carr era is over in Vegas as the Las Vegas Raiders. Last month, reports surfaced that the team is reportedly intending to trade the veteran quarterback and Carr even sent a very heartfelt goodbye to the fanbase before sending a cryptic tweet revealing some potential bad blood behind the scenes. And now, it looks like the ordeal has taken another surprising turn.
According to NFL insider Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, Derek Carr isn’t currently in talks with any teams because the Raiders haven’t even given him permission to seek a trade.
“My understanding as of right now is the Raiders have not granted Carr’s camp the ability to seek a trade,” Breer said in Sports Illustrated. “And even though there are the aforementioned teams out there with needs, dealing him before the Feb. 15 deadline—when his $32.9 million base for next year and $7.5 million of his 2024 money vests as fully guaranteed—won’t be easy. And he absolutely won’t be on the Raiders’ roster past that date, so there is the idea that teams that are interested in him should just wait for Las Vegas to cut him.”
One way or another, the Raiders are going to have to make a formal decision on Carr in the very near future.