Last offseason we witnessed unprecedented player movement – at least as far as stars go. Russell Wilson was just one of the huge names who changed teams in a chaotic offseason that changed the landscape of the NFL. At least one Pro Bowl quarterback will be doing so this year.
The Raiders benched starter Derek Carr for their last two games of the season with the intention of keeping him healthy for a trade. Expect a move to be made soon, here. According to Ian Rapoport at NFL Network, Carr’s salary for the next two years becomes fully guaranteed by February 15.
Carr is a three-time Pro Bowler with a career 63-79 record.
As for teams who might be interested, we don’t have any word yet. However, it’s hard to figure out which ones need an upgrade at quarterback. That list should include the Commanders, Panthers, Saints and Jets.
The team that makes the most sense from where we’re sitting is the Colts. Since Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement Indy has trotted out several veteran QBs, none of whom have done well enough to stick around. Their latest attempt was with former league MVP Matt Ryan, who seems to have lost whatever was left of his former arm strength. Ryan played poorly enough to be benched this season and he’ll be a free agent in two months, so we can assume he will be out of the picture in 2023.
Anything can happen over the next 30 or so days, but our money is on Indianapolis.