Derek Carr
Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 210 Age: 31 Exp: 9 years College: Fresno State Drafted: 2014 R2 36
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Posted: 3/06/2023 6:43 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $150 million with the New Orleans Saints on Monday, March 6. The deal reportedly also includes a $60 million signing bonus and $100 million in total guarantees.
Huddle Up: The Saints are still currently about $18 million over the cap, so they have some work to do over the next week to accommodate this deal. Nevertheless, Carr's arrival should at least solidify a position that has been a problem spot for the team since the end of the Drew Brees era. Carr does not run enough to be considered a fantasy QB1 in his new digs, but his supporting cast (likely Chris Olave and Alvin Kamara among others) should be enough to make him a solid QB2 option.
Posted: 3/06/2023 4:41 pm GMT
Free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) posted on Twitter that he agreed to an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Monday, March 6.
Huddle Up: Carr will be a quality backup in fantasy but doesn't have much more upside than that.
Posted: 3/05/2023 11:35 pm GMT
Free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) "has a slight lean toward" the New York Jets in free agency, per source on Sunday, March 5.
Huddle Up: Of Carr's known options (Jets, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints), the Jets easily have the best situation in terms of offensive weapons and the ability to win now. Carr will enter 2023 as a QB2, but he could flirt with borderline QB1 status in the Big Apple.
Posted: 3/01/2023 5:42 pm GMT
Free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) is meeting with the New York Jets Wednesday, March 1.
Huddle Up: Carr still has the tools to be a quality backup in fantasy in the right situation.
Posted: 2/28/2023 2:24 pm GMT
Free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) will meet with the New York Jets, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Huddle Up: Carr still has tools to be a solid fantasy quarterback, but with the depth at the position he's unlikely to be more than a quality backup.
Posted: 2/28/2023 12:20 am GMT
Free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) plans to meet with multiple teams in Indianapolis this week during the NFL Scouting Combine.
Huddle Up: Carr has met with the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets but should receive interest from a few more teams. He will be the starting quarterback no matter where he signs but probably will be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 2/24/2023 7:43 pm GMT
Free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) is reportedly seeking a contract averaging at least $35 million per season from his new team, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini.
Huddle Up: For some perspective, $35 million per year would tie Kirk Cousins for the ninth-highest salary among quarterbacks. The New Orleans Saints and New York Jets have already met with Carr, while ESPN's Jeremy Fowler recently suggested three other teams have reached out to the quarterback. Carr seems unlikely to get what he is asking for, but he's probably not overvaluing himself too much in today's market either. What is for sure is that he will have a market.
Posted: 2/21/2023 2:11 am GMT
Free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) is expected to take his time and entertain as many visits to talk with potential suitors as he can, his older brother David said Monday, Feb. 20, on NFL Total Access. "It's going to be a long process. He wants to do his due diligence and see as many places as he can to get a feel for what the best place for him will be," David Carr said.
Huddle Up: Big brother David added that Derek had "a great trip" over the weekend with the New York Jets, who would still figure to be the favorite to land him. With free agency still a few weeks away (legal tampering begins on March 13), Carr can afford to be picky right now. Carr also visited the New Orleans Saints before the Las Vegas Raiders released him. Either landing spot (Jets or Saints) would allow him to be a serviceable fantasy QB2 in 2023.
Posted: 2/17/2023 6:39 pm GMT
Free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) is scheduled to visit with the New York Jets this weekend, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Carr is expected to have a fairly robust market, as the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints have either already expressed interest or are expected to do so. New York's offseason hiring of Nathaniel Hackett as the offensive coordinator suggests it prefers Aaron Rodgers, but it would require draft capital to acquire him and comes with the caveat that the Jets may not be his first choice - if he is even traded. Carr is a free agent now and would serve as a significant upgrade over what the team has at quarterback. Don't be surprised if the Jets make a strong play to sign him this weekend.
Posted: 2/15/2023 12:49 am GMT
Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Derek Carr (Raiders) is expected to draw interest from the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets, per sources on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints are also expected to be interested.
Huddle Up: The Jets would be by far the best option of those four teams based on their situations on both sides of the ball, but it isn't clear if Carr would want to go to New York, a market that doesn't feel like it's a fit for his personality. Carr will be a QB2 no matter where he lands, but how high he's ranked in that tier will depend upon what situation he steps into.
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