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Raiders Got a Call About QB Derek Carr’s Availability From the Colts

The quarterback position in the NFL very much remains in flux for many teams around the league, including the Raiders who already have a quarterback they appear to like in Derek Carr.

That didn’t stop the Colts, who Thursday dealt a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional second-round choice in 2022 to the Philadelphia Eagles for backup QB Carson Wentz, to make a call about Carr’s availability.

Jim Ayello of The Indianapolis Star is reporting that the Colts were turned down by the Raiders who said that Carr is simply “not available.”

It would have been interesting to see what the Colts would have offered the Raiders for Carr, as rumors earlier in February stated that Las Vegas wanted multiple picks for the 29-year-old.

This season Carr will earn a base salary of $19.5 million, with a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $22.1 million.

This past season Carr played well, going 8-8 as a starter and throwing for 4,103 yards with 27 touchdowns, completing over 67 percent of his passes and posting a career-high 71.0 total QBR.

For now though, he’s staying put in Las Vegas, and unless something happens to blow the Raiders away, he’ll be the team’s opening day starter at quarterback.


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