Derek Carr RUMORS & NEWS

  • Derek Carr reveals reason he forced Raiders to release him

    Larry Brown Sports "Derek Carr refused to waive his no-trade clause for the Las Vegas Raiders, and the veteran quarterback indicated over the weekend that he went that route after feeling the team treated him unfairly. Carr knew the Raiders planned to move on from him, so he had no incentive to allow..." March 13

  • Derek Carr feels valued after Saints move

    The Score "Quarterback Derek Carr expressed gratitude toward the New Orleans Saints, insisting their willingness to trade for him ultimately influenced his decision to come to the Big Easy in free agency. "Showed me how they felt about me from the beginning. They were very honest and..." March 11

  • Deciphering the Lamar Jackson franchise tag and moves for Daniel Jones, Derek Carr and more

    The Athletic "NFL free agency doesn’t kick off officially for another week, but it’s been a busy few days around the league as the quarterback market has heated up and teams have used their franchise tag designations. A new home for Derek Carr, new deals for Geno..." March 08

  • How Derek Carr Signing with Saints in NFL Free Agency Impacts QB Carousel

    Bleacher Report "Free agency in the NFL doesn't officially start for another week. But already this year's game of musical chairs at football's most important position has begun—and one chair has been filled. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Saints inked Derek Carr to a..." March 06

  • 3 moves the New Orleans Saints must make after signing Derek Carr

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints have made the biggest move of the young NFL offseason, signing four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr to a four-year, $150 million contract. We can debate until we’re blue in the face the value of signing Carr at that price. But we can..." March 06

  • Does signing Derek Carr make the New Orleans Saints a contender?

    ESPN "The New Orleans Saints started 2023 free agency by addressing their biggest need with an agreement to sign former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. The anticipated signing marks one of the biggest moves for Saints coach Dennis Allen going..." March 06

  • Jets' QB options with Derek Carr headed to Saints

    CBS Sports "On Sunday night, scores of Jets fans went to sleep with the news that Derek Carr was likely headed to the Big Apple. Those same fans, however, were informed Monday morning that Carr was instead headed to New Orleans to play for the Saints. Such is life in..." March 06

  • Things were heating up with Jets, but Derek Carr felt far more comfortable joining the Saints

    Pro Football Talk "Maybe Derek Carr didn’t have a “slight lean” toward the Jets after all. Or maybe that was leaked to nudge the Saints to beignet or get off the bidet. Regardless, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Carr signed with the Saints because..." March 06

  • Dennis Allen: Derek Carr is an outstanding addition to the Saints

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Derek Carr is officially a member of the Saints. The team announced their agreement with Carr on a four-year deal on Monday afternoon. General Manager Mickey Loomis said in a statement that Carr’s “experience, leadership and skillset” will be..." March 06

  • Saints finalizing deal to sign QB Derek Carr

    The Score "The New Orleans Saints are closing in on a deal with free-agent quarterback Derek Carr, sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport. Carr, who was released by the Las Vegas Raiders in February, also generated interest from the New York Jets and..." March 06

  • Derek Carr reportedly leaning toward Jets over Panthers, Saints

    USA Today "The Carolina Panthers might have an interesting phone call with Derek Carr tomorrow. According to ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler, the free-agent quarterback is leaning toward signing with the New York Jets over the Panthers and New Orleans Saints. Carr has met with all three..." March 05

  • Saints “Ready” To Sign QB Derek Carr

    Bleacher Report "The New Orleans Saints need a quarterback, and they're "ready" to sign former Las Vegas Raiders veteran Derek Carr, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. "Saints, it's my understanding that they want to get something done with Derek Carr. Like, that they're..." March 03

  • Robert Saleh uses Matthew Stafford as a comparison for Derek Carr's situation

    NJ "Jets coach Robert Saleh is known for his positive outlook. And the Jets are searching for a proven veteran quarterback to help them get back to the playoffs for the first time in 12 years and back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 55 years. So it..." March 03

  • Joe Douglas: Derek Carr made “strong impression,” we’ll look at every option

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets are in the market for help at quarterback and that search was central to General Manager Joe Douglas’ press conference in Indianapolis on Tuesday. A recent meeting between the Jets and free agent Derek Carr was of particular interest since Carr remains..." February 28

  • Derek Carr meeting with Panthers

    The Score "Free-agent quarterback Derek Carr is scheduled to meet with the Carolina Panthers at the 2023 NFL Combine, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Carr is also set to have an in-person meeting with the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets, Rapoport..." February 28

  • Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr Not Eyed by Raiders, Colts, Texans, Panthers

    Bleacher Report "A quartet of teams in rebuild mode toward the top of the 2023 NFL draft may not be keen on taking a stopgap approach toward the quarterback position. NBC Sports' Peter King reported none of the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders or the Carolina..." February 27

  • Derek Carr seeking $35M or more per year in free agent contract

    USA Today "What will it cost for the New Orleans Saints to sign Derek Carr? Right now, he’s in the driver’s seat for free agency — other top passers on expiring contracts like Lamar Jackson and Geno Smith aren’t likely to hit the open market in a few weeks, and unlike his..." February 25

  • Derek Carr pursuit gets 3-team update amid Jets, Saints interest

    Clutch Points "Derek Carr is probably the second-most interesting name in the NFL trade market right now (second only to Aaron Rodgers). The Las Vegas Raiders QB is one of the better QBs in the league, and has proven his worth before this year. There’s a reason why teams like..." February 24

  • Jets Told Derek Carr He Could Be 1st-Ballot Hall of Famer If He Wins in NY

    Bleacher Report "The New York Jets didn't hold back in their sales pitch to free-agent quarterback Derek Carr. ESPN's Dianna Russini reported Tuesday the AFC East team told Carr that he could become a first-ballot Hall of Famer if he comes to New York. While that seems rather..." February 21

  • New York Jets appear to be prioritizing Aaron Rodgers over Derek Carr

    Sportsnaut "Heading into their Week 10 bye, the New York Jets were 6-3, appearing well on their way to their first postseason berth since 2010. But they won just one more game in their next eight matchups. Is Aaron Rodgers the solution, helping Gang Green solidify their quarterback position, at..." February 21

  • Frank Reich “really not ready” to say if Panthers will bring in Derek Carr for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Derek Carr is a free agent and is free to sign with any team at any time because he was released. The Panthers ostensibly need a quarterback with Sam Darnold set to be an unrestricted free agent and P.J. Walker headed for restricted free..." February 21

  • Derek Carr free agency will be 'long process,' QB's brother says

    ESPN "Derek Carr's free agency is going to be a "long process," according to the veteran quarterback's brother, who says the four-time Pro Bowler will "do his due diligence" in choosing a new team. Carr visited with the Jets last weekend and spent..." February 21

  • Derek Carr ‘hit it off’ with Robert Saleh during ‘great trip’ with Jets

    New York Post "David Carr was able to shed a little light on his brother Derek having a “great trip” while meeting with the Jets over the weekend.  David, an analyst for NFL Network, was asked on an “NFL Total Access” segment if the Jets or Saints were the best fit..." February 21

  • Derek Carr visiting Jets as search for veteran QB heats up

    New York Post "With Aaron Rodgers’ future uncertain as he begins his “darkness retreat,” the Jets are not wasting time in their pursuit of a veteran quarterback. The Jets will host the recently released Derek Carr for a visit this weekend, The Post’s Paul Schwartz..." February 17

  • Derek Carr Recruited to Saints by Cameron Jordan on Twitter After Raiders Release

    USA Today "It’s been a busy two weeks for Cameron Jordan. The charismatic New Orleans Saints defensive end took center stage at the Pro Bowl Games in Las Vegas before jetting to his home state in Arizona, where he was a popular interviewee on Radio Row ahead of Super Bowl LVII. Taken after the..." February 15

  • Raiders' Quarterback Options After Derek Carr Release

    ESPN "Now that Derek Carr has been cut by the only NFL team the veteran quarterback has ever known, where do the Las Vegas Raiders go from here? These waters haven't been navigated recently by the franchise, which has had Carr as its primary starter since..." February 14

  • Three Derek Carr Free Agency Destinations

    The Big Lead "At some point today, Derek Carr will hit the free agent market for the first time in his career. The longtime Raiders quarterback refused to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate a transaction to another team, so Las Vegas will cut him outright today in order to..." February 14

  • Raiders release QB Derek Carr after 9 seasons with team

    The Athletic "The Raiders have released longtime quarterback Derek Carr after nine seasons with the franchise, according to a league source. ESPN first reported Carr’s release. Here’s what you need to know: The Raiders had to cut Carr before Feb. 15, when the $32.9..." February 14

  • Derek Carr Recruited to Saints by Cameron Jordan on Twitter After Raiders Release

    Bleacher Report "Cameron Jordan is putting forth his best recruiting efforts on Valentine's Day. After ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Las Vegas Raiders released quarterback Derek Carr on Tuesday, the New Orleans Saints defensive end made a pitch on behalf of his own..." February 14

  • Raiders won’t get anything back for Derek Carr … and that’s OK

    The Athletic "Raiders fans had a miserable Sunday afternoon. The hated Kansas City Chiefs won another Super Bowl, and all the while Raiders fans were going back and forth on social media about Derek Carr. Twitter was turbulent and people were very angry. The Raiders blew it..." February 14

  • Saints, Titans, Jets, Panthers to pursue QB Derek Carr upon release

    The Score "The New Orleans Saints, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, and Carolina Panthers will be among the teams interested in signing Derek Carr once he's released Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Carr is expected to be released..." February 14

  • Raiders made no move with Derek Carr on Monday as trigger date looms

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s personnel notice does not have Derek Carr‘s name on it. That leaves the Raiders 24 hours to make a move with Carr before the $40.4 million in injury guarantees on his contract become fully guaranteed. The Raiders are expected to release Carr before 4 p.m. ET..." February 13

  • 5 logical Derek Carr landing spots in NFL free agency

    Sportsnaut "Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will soon hit NFL free agency. The four-time Pro Bowler informed the Raiders that he will not accept a trade to any other team in the NFL. With a full no-trade clause and north of $40 million set to be guaranteed on Feb. 15, Vegas is going to have..." February 13

  • Derek Carr Won’t Accept Trade To Saints or Any Team, Raiders Expected To Release Him

    Total Pro Sports "Derek Carr is set to be a free agent this offseason and he wants his freedom from the Raiders now. Carr has informed the Las Vegas Raiders that he won’t accept a trade that sends him anywhere in the league, and that includes the Saints, who he has visited with a few..." February 12

  • Josh Jacobs: Derek Carr situation was “weird” in the locker room

    Pro Football Talk "As of this posting, Derek Carr is still a Raiders quarterback. But that is expected to change in the coming days, as Las Vegas is likely to release Carr before his $40.4 million in guarantees kick in next week. It’s the end of a nine-year tenure with the..." February 10

  • Derek Carr back at Saints facility on Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Derek Carr and the Saints might really be hitting it off. According to Nick Underhill of, Carr is back at the team’s headquarters on Thursday after beginning his visit with the club on Wednesday. " February 09

  • Derek Carr’s Brother Drops Major Hint On His Next Team With Photoshopped Image

    Total Pro Sports "Is Derek Carr headed to the NFC? We learned this week that the veteran QB is heading to New Orleans to meet with the Saints. Derek Carr’s brother, Darren, has social media going crazy when he took to Twitter and posted him in a photoshopped Saints uniform. He..." February 09

  • Why Derek Carr’s visit with Saints can generate more trade buzz

    Sportsnaut "Up until Tuesday, we didn’t hear much about a potential trade for Derek Carr, which led to doubt that a team would make a serious attempt to acquire him from the Las Vegas Raiders. Then the New Orleans Saints spiced up the discussion. With one team doing its due diligence on Carr,..." February 08

  • Despite Saints visit, signs still point toward Derek Carr being cut

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders finally relented on Tuesday, allowing quarterback Derek Carr to visit with the New Orleans Saints. The natural reaction to the news became wondering whether Carr might actually be traded. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, that still remains..." February 08

  • Raiders grant Derek Carr permission to visit Saints

    The Score "The Las Vegas Raiders have granted quarterback Derek Carr permission to meet with the New Orleans Saints, who recently invited him for a visit, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Carr, whose contract has a no-trade clause, will reportedly visit the Saints on Wednesday...." February 07

  • 6 Ideal Derek Carr Landing Spots

    CBS Sports "Derek Carr's days as the Raiders' quarterback are quickly dwindling. That's what both he and the team have indicated ever since the veteran's abrupt demotion at the end of the 2022 NFL season. A trade may be unlikely since the Raiders are reportedly requiring..." February 07

  • This Colts-Raiders Trade Sends Derek Carr To Indianapolis

    NFL Analysis "The Indianapolis Colts have to address their quarterback issue this offseason. They have tried to patch things together since Andrew Luck’s unexpected retirement in 2019 but to no avail. This offseason will be the best chance that they have to find a long-term answer at the..." February 05

  • Buccaneers Set To Target Derek Carr As Tom Brady Replacement

    Total Pro Sports "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are beginning life without Tom Brady following the 45-year-old’s decision to retire earlier this week. But they’re now thought to be the favorites to land Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr.  Carr was benched by the Las..." February 05

  • Jared Goff tells Derek Carr there’s a great life on the other side after your first team moves on

    Pro Football Talk "Jared Goff knows how Derek Carr is feeling right now. The Rams decided to move on from Goff two years ago and traded him to the Lions, and so Goff has experienced what Carr is experiencing now, as the Raiders prepare to trade or release him. And Goff said he’s..." February 05

  • Raiders letting QB Derek Carr talk to other teams

    ESPN "The Las Vegas Raiders have granted Derek Carr permission to speak with teams that have already agreed to the compensation Las Vegas is looking for in a potential trade for the quarterback, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday. It's the same..." February 03

  • How Tom Brady’s retirement resets NFL QB market, sets stage for Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr

    The Athletic "Tom Brady is done. Even with a 40-day trial run last year, it still doesn’t seem real. But for teams desperately in need of a quarterback, a harsh reality is setting in now that the most accomplished winner in NFL history has retired for a second time. Before..." February 03

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr not extending contract trigger date

    ESPN "Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, during what was likely his final appearance at the Raiders' practice facility, said he has no intention of extending the Feb. 15 trigger date on his contract to give the team additional time to resolve his situation. Speaking..." February 03

  • Derek Carr takes shot at Raiders after winning precision passing competition in Pro Bowl skills challenge

    For The Win "Before we know it, the chaos of 2023 NFL free agency will be here as a number of players find themselves homes in new cities. Derek Carr penned an emotional goodbye to the Las Vegas Raiders last month — once news broke that they would try to trade the..." February 03

  • Why Derek Carr’s trade value may have reached its peak

    Sportsnaut "The Las Vegas Raiders will likely work up until February 15 in their effort to trade Derek Carr, who has a contract that locks in $40.4 million in guaranteed money on that date. While ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned several teams that might show interest in Carr,..." February 01

  • Derek Carr added to Pro Bowl roster

    Las Vegas Review Journal "Turns out Las Vegas will get an official chance to say goodbye to Derek Carr after all. Carr has been added to the Pro Bowl Games, which will be played at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, as a replacement according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Carr is technically..." January 31