The Saints, Panthers and ‘at least’ two other teams contacted the QB

December 18, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the first half at Allegiant Stadium. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Nozzles could potentially sign former Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr. Here’s the latest news…

March 5, 12:02 p.m

In addition to the Jets, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, there were “at least” two other teams that contacted Derek Carr in the midst of his free agency, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano.

According to the report, the Saints are confident they have made a “compelling case” for Carr to sign with New Orleans. The Panthers are also a “factor” in the Carr sweepstakes.

Carr recently met with the Jets and other teams at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis as he prepares to make a decision on his next team.

Both Jets head coaches Robert Saleh and GM Joe Douglas spoke highly of Carr’s ability and character after meeting with him in New Jersey before the NFL Combine.

March 2, 9:37 am

Robert Saleh discussed the recent team meeting with Derek Carr in New Jersey, which the head coach thought was “awesome.”

“His mind is in the right place,” the head coach said. “He understands. He holds the key. An impressive young man for sure.”

Carr arrived in Indianapolis on Wednesday for the NFL Combine and had an in-person free agent meeting with the Jets, which Saleh was unable to attend because his illness prevented him from flying.

In addition to the Jets, the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers will also meet with Carr at the Combine, according to’s Ian Rapoport.

As for the meeting with Carr last week, Joe Douglas said it was “fantastic”.

“I really enjoyed spending time with him,” the GM said. “He made a strong impression on everyone.”

Carr visited the Jets and Saints earlier this month, but the meeting with the Panthers will be his first time talking to Carolina about free agency.

In addition to Carr, the Jets have serious interest in the Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgerswho has not yet announced his intentions.

Rodgers recently came out of a “darkness retreat,” where he went to consider whether he wants to continue playing and — if he does — whether he wants to be traded.

February 20, 22:57

Carr’s visit to the Jets “went really well,” according to SNY’s Connor Hughesand the former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback’s brother has since provided additional insight into the weekend trip to New York.

On Complete access to the NFLCarr’s older brother, an NFL Network analyst David Carrhe described the Gang Green meeting as “great” and detailed the next steps.

“Derek had a great trip,” David Carr He said. “He went out there to get a feel for how they worked, top to bottom, and everybody he met — he knew he was going to like (Jets head coach) Robert Saleh … he is fantastic, they get along and would love to work together.

“But there’s a lot of questions that have to be asked. He’s got to find out how the front office works, but also — I think the most important thing, for him, as a veteran quarterback — is how is he going to be as an offensive player and a quarterback and that relationship? Todd Downing is there. She has a relationship with Todd.

Nathaniel Hackett is also there. So how does it all work? They had a good conversation, they talked about a lot of different things, and obviously the team just needs a quarterback — there’s some stability there. They have a lot of good components. There are many things that are very positive about the Jets. He’s had a great journey, so frankly it’s going to be a long process.

“He really only has the Saints, the Raiders and the Jets to kind of compare those three spots. And so, he wants to do a good job and see as many spots as he can and get a feel for which spot is the best fit for him.”

February 20, 6:35 p.m

Derek Carr meeting and visiting with the Jets “went very well,” according to SNY NFL Insider Connor Hughes.

ESPN’s Jeff Darlington added Monday that the former Raiders quarterback’s visit was “very positive and the Jets really believe that Derek Carr is the type of quarterback that can lead them to a potential championship.”

Carr plans to go through the entire visitation process before deciding and wants to get everything done by the start of free agency so he can help with recruiting.

February 17, 1:45 p.m

After being released from the Raiders on Tuesday, QB Derek Carr will visit the Jets in New York this weekend, SNY’s Connor Hughes reports.

This is the second visit for Carr after he previously visited the New Orleans Saints.

With Carr’s visit, the Jets continue to scour the market for the team’s veteran quarterback.

February 14, 3:40 p.m

Carr’s nine-year career with the Raiders officially came to an end, as the team released him on Tuesday afternoon.

The move was expected after the guard informed Vegas that he would not waive his no-trade clause to accept a trade to the Saints or any other team. The $40 million in guarantees in Carr’s contract was also set to kick in later today, which explains the timing of the release.

Carr now becomes one of the top free agents available on the open market.

Because he was released instead of expiring, Carr can sign with any team immediately, rather than having to wait until the new league year begins next month.

Despite this, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier this morning that Carr will not be in a rush to sign a new contract. He is expected to garner “significant interest” and is sure to make many visits before making a decision on his new home.

The Saints, who Carr has played twice before, are said to still be in the mix. Some other teams that could make sense as potential players include the Jets, Panthers, Buccaneers and Commanders.

10 February 14, 10:34 am

Carr is officially scheduled to be released on Tuesday at 4 p.m., and Ian Rapoport from NFL Network reports that there will be “significant interest” for him, he will not rush to sign.

Carr had already visited with the New Orleans Saints, as the Saints and Las Vegas Raiders agreed to compensation for a potential trade, but the veteran QB then informed the team that he would not waive his no-trade clause, forcing the Raiders’ hand to release him.

According to the NFL Network, the Saints are still in the mix, but it’s possible Carr will take more visits with teams before making up his mind.

February 12, 4:20 p.m

Derek Carr reportedly plans to invoke a no-trade clause in his contract.

He informed the Raiders on Sunday that he would not accept a trade to the Saints or any other team, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

As a result, the team is expected to release the veteran before the $40.4 million guaranteed in his contract takes effect on Wednesday. He will immediately become one of the best free agents available.

Carr is sure to draw a ton of interest from teams in the market for a veteran quarterback, such as the Jets.

February 7, 6:50 p.m

The Las Vegas Raiders approved Derek Carr permission to visit with the New Orleans Saints, according to multiple reports.

According to Ian Rapoport of, the plan for Carr is to visit the team on Wednesday. Carr has a no-trade clause and this is just a QB doing his due diligence since no trade is imminent.

The Saints went 7-10 last season, but were unlucky with their quarterback situation. They started the season with Jameis Winston, but got injured after three games. New Orleans left with a veteran QB Andy Dalton the rest of the way.

February 3, 9:44 p.m

The Raiders reportedly approved Derek Carr permission to talk to other teams interested in trading for him, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

An interested team must also agree to compensate the Raiders. This is the same arrangement the Houston Texans offered the quarterback Deshaun Watson when they wanted to buy him last offseason.

However, there have been conflicting reports on this point in the past few hours.

Albert Breer of NBC and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo they said Las Vegas has not given Carr permission to talk to other teams. The date to watch is Feb. 15 when the trigger occurs that nets the Raiders $40 million over the next two years.

Any move, or non-move, involving the Raiders and Carr will likely happen around then.

January 29, 7:31 p.m

A new report suggests the Jets will looking for a veteran guardand that will star with the Raiders Derek CarrPackers Aaron Rodgers among other things, according to Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

“While the Jets will certainly take a long look at a potential trade for Rodgers, he’s not the only veteran running back the team is evaluating,” Jones wrote on CBS Sports on Sunday. “According to sources, the Jets will take a close look at Rodgers (San Francisco 49ers quarterback) Jimmy Garoppolo and Derek Carr. He won’t limit his search to just those three backs — and sources stress it’s still early in the process — but that’s where the focus will begin.”

January 21, 1:00 p.m

Derek Carr a deal with the Las Vegas Raiders is expected “sooner rather than later.”

While speaking on ESPN NFL Postseason Countdown, Adam Schefter said Carr is expected to be traded at some point this offseason.

“The entire NFC South is expected to be looking for a new quarterback,” Schefter said. “The Jets, Commanders, Colts, Texans. There are so many teams that need running backs, which raises the value of Carr.”

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