According to Master Tesfatsion of Bleacher Report, he is reporting that the Raiders are currently shopping quarterback Derek Carr at the Scouting Combine.
It is going to be a little tricky if they do indeed deal Carr. Another report indicates that the Raiders had better have a quarterback in place before shopping the one they have.
Carr has $20 million in compensation due this year. His salary became fully guaranteed the week after the Super Bowl. Trading him would result in a cap charge of $7.5 million for the 2019 season.
ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio had this to say about the situation:
It’s possible that the Raiders have a wink-nod deal in place with a looming free agent, who would replace Carr. Signing a veteran would mesh much more cleanly with Gruden’s style, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see him make a run at someone like Nick Foles or Ryan Fitzpatrick possibly with a young quarterback learning behind them.
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