NFL insider Schefter on Derek Carr trade: “Maybe, the Atlanta Falcons”
Derek Carr is not going to be on the Las Vegas Raiders roster for too much longer. The team has made it clear that they are going to move on from him which brings along the question of which teams could be looking to add the veteran QB. NFL insider Adam Schefter said that it could be the Atlanta Falcons… maybe.
With the Falcons being uncertain of whether or not Desmond Ridder will be their franchise quarterback, they could see this as an opportunity to land an established player at the most important position.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter says “Maybe, the Atlanta Falcons” in relation to a Derek Carr trade
Adam Schefter is one of the most connected NFL insiders in the media. He has a long track record and so when he says something, you should listen. This is why his remarks that the Atlanta Falcons could trade for Derek Carr are noteworthy.
Here was his full quote about the situation:
"When you look at the list of teams in the league that need a quarterback, it is, once again, extensive, as it always is at this time of year, does Tampa need a quarterback if Tom Brady retires? The Jets could be in the market for a veteran quarterback. Maybe the Atlanta Falcons. Who knows about the Tennessee Titans? We can go on and on and rattle off 12 teams easy that have quarterback questions."
He may not specifically be saying that the Falcons are interested, but he still is mentioning them specifically, along with three other teams.
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On the Falcons’ side of things, I don’t think it makes too much sense. Sure, they have a lot of money to spend but they also won’t want to trade assets for a player that has a huge contract and is in his 30s.
So, it isn’t time to worry about this trade happening. I can confidently say that he will end up somewhere else. The only way I see it happening is if the Raiders do end up cutting him and Atlanta can land him on a reasonable contract.