Report: Raiders “More Dug in on Keeping Derek Carr” Than Previous Years

What a difference a year makes. Last year, there were rumors everywhere that the Raiders were going to trade Derek Carr. A report in The Athletic even said that Carr and Jon Gruden had a “disconnect” and the Raiders quarterback had no future in the Las Vegas.

Now, Carr is suddenly one of the most secure quarterbacks in the league.

“I don’t think getting… Derek Carr should be anyone’s strategy. Teams that have called on Carr have found that he’s simply not available,” Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer wrote on Monday. “Because Jon Gruden’s always had a wandering eye at quarterback, it’s hard to rule out the idea that if, say, Watson is available, the Raiders would reverse course. But for now, it seems like they’re more dug in on keeping Carr than they’ve been the last couple years.”

It also sounds like the Raiders might be extending Derek Carr’s contract in the not-too-distant future. League insider Adam Caplan said last week that there is belief around the league that Carr has a new deal coming and ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez predicted it almost two weeks ago.

As for the other Raider quarterback in the news, it feels like a safe bet that Marcus Mariota will be starting next year in one of four locations: Washington, Chicago, Carolina, or New England. Given the fact that there aren’t four quarterbacks on the market (via trade or free agency) that have Mariota’s value, it feels like a safe assumption that the Raiders should be able to find a trade partner for him in the weeks ahead.

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11 thoughts on “Report: Raiders “More Dug in on Keeping Derek Carr” Than Previous Years

  1. Every since Carr was injured, he is not the same QB. I would not trade Marcus. We need a mobile QB. Peterman is certainly not the answer. Our OLine will not improve that much for Carr or Peterman to just sit back long enough for the longer routes. Carr primary just dip and dunk passes. Do you disagree ?

  2. No one should be surprised by anything that Jon Gruden does. The real question is “When will the Raiders become relevant again?” As we all know, Jon Gruden is rapidly approaching the halfway mark of the 10 year deal that Mark Davis signed him to. Thus far, 10 million dollars per year has yielded 4, 7 and 8 wins in each of the first three years. To put it moderately, the “return on investment” has not lived up to the expectations. So, given three of Jon Gruden at the helm, I invite anyone to make their predictions on what the next three years hold for the Raiders. Folks, I think that we are about to witness a “master plan” unfold before our very eyes, or NOT.

  3. Carr is above average QB , is he great , nope . Can he take the raiders to the big dance , yes I believe he can. There is a good premium for him out there and will remain there through next year, relax raider nation build his confidence make him know he’s wanted , so he’ll feel more empowered to go out there and just win baby.

    1. Couldn’t agree more. Seems at times the Nation has been hard on DC4, Time to step up, on creating the confidence. To establish who will reign again. At my age I am so ready!!

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  5. The Raiders have the best quarterback/backup duo in the league,why break that up. Your not gonna find any better than Marcus and he knows Grudens system. Your not gonna be able to replace Carr(God forbid) with anyone near as talented and already has the confidence of the team that he can get the job done if need be BUT what do I know, I’ve only been a Raider fan for FIFTY(50) years

  6. I agree with you Frank. We need defensive players. Never been a fan of the QB or the coach. Fan for fifty seven years.

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