The Las Vegas Raiders have less than 24 hours to decide on Derek Carr. It looks like the team is going to let that time expire as they went through the afternoon on Monday without making a move.
If the Raiders don’t lock Carr in by 4 p.m. Tuesday, they are not obligated to pay Carr what would be over $40 million in full guarantees. Carr himself remains hardened in his stance to not extend the date, so a split is forthcoming.
As Pro Football Talk wrote, “The NFL’s personnel notice does not have Derek Carr‘s name on it. That leaves the Raiders 24 hours to make a move with Carr before the $40.4 million in injury guarantees on his contract become fully guaranteed.”
The divorce between Carr and the Raiders will likely come just one year after the team acquired one of his best friends. Last off-season, Las Vegas traded for All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams in a blockbuster deal. Adams made good on his one season with Carr and that’s putting it mildly. He broke Hall of Fame wide receiver Tim Brown’s single-season record for receiving yards with 1,508.
Carr appears destined to join the New Orleans Saints after the Raiders release him. Carr and the Saints have met several times already this off-season. With how the NFC South stands, that could be a major difference maker.