Carr was taken off the field with two games left in the season. If he had stayed on the roster past Tuesday, the Raiders would have had to pay him $40.4 million in guaranteed money over the next two years if he had stayed. By cutting Carr, the Raiders will lose $5.6 million in salary next season.
Tim Younger, Carr’s agent, wrote on Twitter, “We wish the @Raiders the best of luck.” “This is the hardest part of what I do. The point is that it’s just business. It’s time for both sides to start over. Derek chooses to keep many good memories and friendships, not because he wants to hurt anyone. He is like that. Up and forward!”
The New Orleans Saints and the Las Vegas Raiders tried to make a trade, and Carr went to see the team last week. Someone who knew about the situation at the time said that Carr used his no-trade clause and turned down the deal Sunday because he didn’t want to take a pay cut. The person told The Associated Press what they knew, but they asked to remain anonymous because they weren’t allowed to talk about it in public.
Now Carr, who turns 32 on March 28, will see what he’s worth on the open market. Given how many teams need to improve at quarterback, it’s likely that there will be interest in the nine-year veteran.
Carr might still be able to work out a deal with the Saints, but according to overthecap.com, New Orleans is almost $60 million over the salary cap. Carr would have to restructure his contract for the Saints to sign him, but he already said no to that last weekend.
Carr could also think about playing for the Carolina Panthers, the Indianapolis Colts, the New York Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or the Washington Commanders. Another team could also join the game.
Gannon hired as Cardinals’ coach
TEMPE, Ariz. — Jonathan Gannon is the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. On Tuesday, the Arizona Cardinals hired him to be their next head coach.
Kliff Kingsbury was fired last month after going 4-13 in his fourth season. Gannon will take over for him. After Shane Steichen was hired by Indianapolis on Tuesday, Gannon is the fourth coach for Arizona in the past seven years. He is also the second Eagles assistant coach to become a head coach.