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Could QB Derek Carr Be on the Chopping Block for the Raiders This Offseason?

Numberfire.com has out a list of one player for each AFC team they think might be on the chopping block this offseason.

For the Raiders the site has picked QB Derek Carr as the player that could find himself released. Here’s what they have to say about Carr getting cut.

Oakland Raiders – QB Derek Carr

Dead Cap Hit $5M, Cap Saving $16.5M

It may have escaped the attention of a large part of the free football-watching world, but Derek Carr was not terrible for the Oakland Raiders in 2019. He completed 70.4% of his passes on his way to 4,054 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was fourth among quarterbacks with 500 or more dropbacks with a 0.20 Passing NEP per dropback (out of 20).

However, there is still this nagging thought that Jon Gruden and Carr are just not a match made in heaven and not one that the Raiders want to maintain as they head to Las Vegas. The saving the team could make by cutting him would be considerable, after all. The question of where the Raiders would go at quarterback after cutting him has no obvious answer. But it would not shock me if Carr were in a different uniform in 2020, and the Raiders had another guy under center in Sin City.


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