On Tuesday, the Las Vegas Raiders released their starting quarterback, Derek Carr, after seven seasons with the team.
The move came as a surprise to many, as Carr has been the face of the Raiders since he was drafted in 2014. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2016 and was named the team’s MVP in 2017.
The Raiders have not yet announced who will replace Carr as the starting quarterback, but there are several potential options for the team in the 2023 season. According to CBS Sports, the best fits for Carr include multiple teams in the NFC South, such as the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Raiders have not commented on the release of Carr, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the team had been shopping Carr around the league for the past few weeks.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s NFL Live reacted to the news of Carr’s release, and Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints reached out to Carr on social media.
The move to release Carr has sparked a lot of discussion among NFL fans, and it remains to be seen what the future holds for the veteran quarterback.