3 Players the Atlanta Falcons hope won’t land in the NFC South
2. Derek Carr
If Lamar Jackson stays in Baltimore as expected Rodgers and Carr will be the two biggest moves of the off-season at quarterback. While Rodgers is clearly the bigger threat Atlanta doesn’t want to see Derek Carr in the NFC South either considering what he has accomplished in his career.
Derek had a bad season a year after dragging a mess of a Raiders team to the playoffs a year ago. They were surrounded by tragedy and terrible situations and Carr continued to lead. The Raiders made the mistake in the off-season of moving on from the head coach that stabilized the team and hiring a head coach who clearly never bought in on Derek Carr.
Carr has spent the bulk of his prime elevating a bad Raiders team and competing with a far inferior roster. Stuck in a division with Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert there was an obvious separation. In the right situation, however, Carr is more than capable of pushing a team to the playoff yet again if he were to land in Carolina or Tampa Bay, they would move past Atlanta in the off-season division race.