Report: Raiders letting Derek Carr talk to other teams about trade
The Raiders granted Derek Carr permission to speak with teams that already agreed to the compensation Las Vegas is seeking in a potential trade involving the quarterback, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Carr said at the Pro Bowl Games skills competition Thursday that the Raiders hadn't allowed him to discuss a potential move with other clubs.
The Raiders and Carr - their starting quarterback since 2014 - decided to part ways following a disappointing 2022 season. Las Vegas benched the veteran passer for its final two games of the campaign and gave him permission to walk away from the team to avoid being a distraction.
Carr, 31, completed just 60.8% of his passes for 3,522 yards and 24 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. The Raiders, who made the playoffs in 2021, posted a 6-11 record in 2022 despite adding multiple high-profile players and hiring head coach Josh McDaniels in the offseason.
Las Vegas is expected to cut or find a trade partner for Carr before Feb. 15, the deadline for his $40.4 million in salary for the next two years to become fully guaranteed. The signal-caller said Thursday that he doesn't intend to push his contract deadline to help facilitate a deal.