Las Vegas Raiders Evaluating Quarterback Carr's Trade Market

The Las Vegas Raiders are evidently ready to move on from their franchise quarterback. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the team will begin evaluating the trade market for quarterback Derek Carr.

Carr holds a no-trade clause, so the Raiders will not be able to move him without his consent or cooperation. He was benched after a 6-9 start to the season, but his individual performance was fine: he passed for 234.8 yards per game and an 86.3 passer rating over his 15 starts.

Carr's trade value will be difficult to measure. He is 31 years old and a three-time Pro Bowler, but the fact that the Raiders appear so willing to move on from him will likely diminish his value. The NFL is also flooded with so many quality passers at this point that there aren't all that many teams who would likely see Carr as a long-term upgrade over someone already on the roster. The Carolina Panthers could make sense, as well as perhaps the Washington Commanders. 

When and if the Raiders eventually trade Carr,  they'll probably fall short of the massive haul the Seattle Seahawks procured for 33-year-old nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson (two first-round picks, two second-round picks, etc.). Carr will likely fetch value more in line with recent trades like Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in 2021 (28 years old, conditional first round pick), Matt Ryan to the Colts in 2022 (37 years old, third round pick), and Alex Smith to the Washington Commanders in 2018 (34 years old, third round pick).

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