There is One Scenario Where Derek Carr Could Loss Significant Trade Value After the Season

There is still a month left in the NFL regular season, but with each passing day we’re getting a little closer to Derek Carr dominating the offseason headlines until his future with the Raiders is sorted out.

Popular radio personality Colin Cowherd believes the Raiders could be looking at a huge return on Carr if they decide to trade him. He’s probably right, but there is one scenario where Carr’s trade value could take a significant nose dive after the season.

Hypothetically, let’s say the Raiders decide to move on from Carr and a handful of teams want to trade for him. It might not be as simple for the Raiders as just jumping on the best offer.

Here’s why…

What happens if Carr has a team he wants to play for and threatens not to play for any other team?

It would be a gamble to call Carr’s bluff because he has already semi-retired once in his career. Remember, just a few months after being drafted, Carr told the Raider coaching staff that he was going to retire to pursue a career in ministry.

If Carr was willing to retire then, how much more capable of doing it is he now that he is financially set?

And hypothetically, if Carr is only willing to play for one or two teams, how much leverage would the Raiders have to maximize his trade value?

The worst-case scenario for the Raiders after the season would be to see Carr announce his retirement. If that happened, they’d get nothing in return for him. So if the Raiders’ two options after the season happened to be 1. Trade Carr to Team “X” at a bargain cost or 2. Plan a retirement ceremony for him…

Which one do you suppose the Raiders would begrudgingly choose?

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12 thoughts on “There is One Scenario Where Derek Carr Could Loss Significant Trade Value After the Season

  1. I didn’t know they were bringing the comics back, this is as hysterical as Beetle Bailey❗🤣🤣🤣 Carr trade value yeah for a 5th rounder‼️🤣🤣🤣

    1. You’re delusional if you don’t think Carr would fetch at least a 2nd Round pick. He’s a QB who’s consistently rated in the top 12.

    2. Please bookmark this post. Whatever happens you can come back to your comment and reflect, “maybe I’m just not that intelligent. It’s probably best I keep my thoughts inside my little head.” Or you can start right now; Go and look yourself in the mirror and say, “I am a dumb dumb, nobody’s as stupid as me, wtf do I know?..:not much.” Then repeat.
      Hopefully this didn’t wear you out, I know the directions might seem a bit complicated, but you can ask your neighbor or someone to help guide you.

  2. Champions make people around them champions. If the quarterback doesn’t need to be a champion in your opinion you better have the best defense to ever play the game!! In other words their their the champions like the Bears or Ravens. But they weren’t dynasty’s or even repeaters. Keep trying to get a champion quarterback stop hallucinating with Carr. Let him. Are the playoffs with some team that has its **** together, he probably won’t but …..

  3. I predict that:
    1. Carr was totally honest when he stated that he would never play for another team.
    2. Faced with the prospect of Carr’s Retirement with no compensation, the Raiders enter negotiations for an extension.
    3. Carr offers Raiders a very favorable contract price in exchange for a 100% locked in no trade clause.
    4. Mayock stays and Raiders hire a coach that is 100% committed to building a winning team around Carr.
    5. Raiders hire a very aggressive defensive coordinator with no head-coaching aspirations.
    6.Raiders become bona fide contenders.

  4. “There is One Scenario Where Derek Carr Could Loss Significant Trade Value After the Season”
    Start No. 8 for balance of season so Carr is not injured and be tradeable..

    What many wonder, is why team does not play No. 8, as they have zero idea as to what he brings as a replacement for Carr……….a better replacement ? Only one way to find out, and that’s not continue to play No. 4 as we already know what that is.

  5. “There is One Scenario Where Derek Carr Could Loss Significant Trade Value After the Season”

    Start No. 8 for balance of season so Carr is not injured and be trade able..

    What many wonder, is why team does not play No. 8, as they have zero idea as to what he brings as a replacement for Carr……….a better replacement ? Only one way to find out, and that’s not continue to play No. 4 as we already know what that is.

  6. “..Now that he’s financially set??”

    uhhhm, that ain’t quite the way it works nowadays, bro. If he’s willing to take way less base on a 4 yr deal heavily laden with performance incentives, then yeah, get the paperwork ready. We can kick the can another 3 yrs.

    Otherwise, we’d best be shopping, and that phone WILL be ringing next month. Not too many ppl couldn’t use another 100 mil, even DC. Only question is, will we have somebody who actually knows how to spend 2 -3 1st rounders??

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