It's been another offseason of rumors for Derek Carr.
Despite a solid 2019 campaign in Year 2 under Jon Gruden, whispers of the Raiders' interest in other quarterbacks, notably Tom Brady, have been circulating since the season ended. There also have been rumors the Silver and Black could look to trade Carr this offseason. Carr sent shockwaves of his own across social media earlier this week when he posted a photo of himself and former teammate Khalil Mack on Instagram, sparking speculation he could be headed to the Chicago Bears.
But, according to Carr's brother David, he was just having a little fun with the offseason rumor mill.
"His son's favorite movie is Trolls. He's just having fun. It's the offseason," David Carr said on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access."
While Derek Carr is used to questions about his job security being a topic of conversation, it appears the veteran quarterback is enjoying stoking the trade flames himself for once.
But he might also be sending a message to the Raiders that other teams would love for him to be their starting quarterback if they don't.
As for the Raiders' offseason plans at quarterback, it feels like the smart money is on Carr entering the season as the starter. While the Brady rumors have taken up all the oxygen, it feels like a stretch to suggest that the six-time Super Bowl champion would leave the New England Patriots at this point in his career. Of course, if Brady wants to wear silver and black, the Raiders have to make that happen.
It seems likely Carr will take the first snap for the Raiders in Las Vegas with a free-agent acquisition occupying the backup role and looking to take over should Carr not take the next step head coach Jon Gruden wants to see.
If more rumors continue to pop up, don't be surprised to see Carr take to social media with another cryptic post.
Raiders' Derek Carr just trolling with Khalil Mack post, David Carr says originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area