1. Derek Carr
Derek Carr forced the Raiders to cut him and clearly set himself up for a huge payday in free agency. If Atlanta had a complete roster and depth at pass catcher and running back Carr becomes an attractive option as a player who hasn’t had the benefit of a stable organization and still has had great moments.
Getting stuck in a division with Peyton Manning, Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, Phillip Rivers, Justin Herbert, and Alex Smith has proven one thing for Derek Carr. Carr at his best can beat any one of these coaches or players, but the veteran isn’t consistent and has consistently been beaten by division rivals.
Part of this is due to the level of dysfunction with the Raiders, while another part points to the fact Carr is just above league average at the position. In today’s league that carries immense value and Carr is likely going to be handed a massive deal. One that will only work in the exact right situation and Atlanta clearly isn’t an option for a player looking for a veteran team that knows how to win.