One of many greatest names anticipated to change groups this pending NFL offseason is Derek Carr, the longtime Raiders quarterback who was benched for the ultimate two video games of the season.
The polarizing signal-caller took to Twitter on Saturday to say that he received’t be taking interview requests to expound on what went improper together with his soon-to-be former crew after publicly acknowledging his time with the Raiders is over.
“Thanks to all of the folks reaching out making an attempt to provide me their platform to inform my aspect of what occurred. It’s the toughest factor on the planet to not bounce on each interview and inform the entire reality,” Carr wrote. “Thanks however I’m selecting to maneuver on and provides our subsequent metropolis our greatest.”
Thanks to all of the folks reaching out making an attempt to provide me their platform to inform my aspect of what occurred. It is the toughest factor on the planet to not bounce on each interview and inform the entire reality. Thanks however I am selecting to maneuver on and provides our subsequent metropolis our greatest. 🙏🏼
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) January 21, 2023
The Raiders, who chosen Derek Carr at No. 36 general within the 2014 NFL Draft, opted to go in a special path at quarterback for the ultimate two video games, with Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels turning to Jarrett Stidham, whom McDaniels coached with the Patriots.
Carr, who posted an 86.3 quarterback ranking — his lowest since his rookie season — even stepped away from the crew upon being benched. Subsequent studies emerged of the Raiders’ plans to deal Carr within the offseason, which is quickly approaching.
Derek Carr earlier than the Raiders’ recreation in opposition to the Patriots on Dec. 18, 2022.Getty Pictures
As a Raider, Derek Carr (4) made consecutive Professional Bowls from 2015-2017. Getty Pictures
Carr, who’ll flip 32 years outdated in March, is ready to start a three-year, $121 million contract extension subsequent season, which was signed 9 months in the past. Although the Raiders will reportedly search for a commerce associate, the Raiders might save practically $30 million by merely slicing Carr, based on Spotrac. Nonetheless, his $32.9 million wage for 2023 and $7.5 million of his 2024 wage will change into totally assured on Feb. 15 in the event that they don’t act beforehand.
Among the many groups anticipated to be in Carr chase are the Jets, who have been arguably a quarterback away from a playoff look.