Derek Carr

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Bids goodbye to Raiders

Carr announced Wednesday a decision to leave Las Vegas on his official Twitter account.

Analysis: Carr's goodbye message concludes "That fire burning inside of me to win a championship still rages... Winning a championship is what I've always wanted and what I will continue to work towards," confirming that the 31-year-old continues to continue his career, albeit with a new team. His announcement comes following a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the Raiders, who decided to bench Carr for Jarrett Stidham down the final stretch of the 2022 season, have begun exploring his trade market. A number of teams could be interested in the capable veteran's services this offseason, and Carr's no-trade clause will give him significant input in his ultimate landing spot.

Jan 12, 2023 7:47 AM EST

Raiders evaluating trade market

The Raiders intend to evaluate the trade market for Carr, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Carr, who signed a three-year, $121.5 million contract with Las Vegas last April, stepped away from the team back in December after the decision to move forward with Jarrett Stidham for the final stretch of the 2022 season. Rapoport notes that Carr's contract carries a no-trade clause, which would give him a significant say in any possible destination if he and the Raiders do decide to mutually part ways this offseason. The fact that the team has begun to explore a trade market for Carr could point in that direction.

Jan 12, 2023 7:17 AM EST

Stepping away from team

Carr will step away from the Raiders for the remainder of the regular season in order to avoid being a distraction to the team, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network report.

Analysis: Per Rapoport, the QB, who will be replaced as the Raiders' starter by Jarrett Stidham, is not slated to participate in practice and his absence will be listed as "not injury related." With Carr slated to be inactive for Las Vegas' final two regular season contests, Chase Garbers is in line to be elevated from the team's practice squad to back up Stidham.

Dec 28, 2022 4:03 PM EST

Demoted to healthy scratch

Carr will be inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, with Jarrett Stidham getting the start and Chase Garbers called up from the practice squad to serve as the backup, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Needing about a dozen games to go their way over the final two weeks to qualify for the playoffs, the Raiders have decided to prioritize evaluation of young players over pursuing their less-than-1-percent shot of reaching the postseason. Making Carr inactive rather than the backup ensures he won't have to play and eliminates injury risk -- crucial given the possibility he's traded or released this upcoming winter/spring. ESPN's Paul Gutierrez reports that the Raiders can release him with a dead-cap charge of $5.625 million if they do it within three days of the Super Bowl in February; they'll likely make the move unless they have a verbal agreement in place to trade him to another team (which can't be made official until the start of the 2023 league year in March).

Dec 28, 2022 1:16 PM EST

Benched for final two weeks

The Raiders are benching Carr in favor of Jarrett Stidham for the final two games of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Carr has taken a step backward under Josh McDaniels' coaching staff, and while Stidham is unlikely to fare any better, the team will take a look at the 26-year-old now that playoff hopes have been dashed. Carr is signed with the Raiders through 2025, but on a contract that isn't especially difficult for the team to get out of this offseason. Trade rumors are sure to swirl.

Dec 28, 2022 11:13 AM EST

Throws three picks Saturday

Carr completed 16 of 30 passes for 174 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions while recording three carries for 14 yards during Saturday's 13-10 defeat at Pittsburgh.

Analysis: On a cold and snowy December night, Carr and the Raiders offense found the going tough, despite having all key members of the skill positions available. The quarterback himself now has completed less than 55 percent of his passes in four straight games, resulting in 198 passing yards per game and six touchdowns versus seven interceptions during that stretch. Carr now faces the prospect of the 49ers' top-ranked defense in Week 17 on Sunday, Jan. 1.

Dec 24, 2022 9:05 PM EST

Tosses three TDs against Patriots

Carr completed 20 of 38 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: The quarterback looked good early as the Raiders built a 17-3 lead, hitting Darren Waller and Mack Hollins for second-quarter TDs, but he seemed to flinch late after throwing a pick-six to Kyle Duggar on Las Vegas' first possession of the second half that kicked off a New England comeback. Carr came up big when it counted though, hitting Keelan Cole for a 30-yard score with 32 seconds left to tie the game at 24-24 and set up a wild ending that saw Chandler Jones walk it off with a defensive touchdown. Carr has tossed multiple TDs in six of the last seven games but has thrown at least one INT in four straight, making him a volatile option heading into a Week 16 trip to Pittsburgh.

Dec 18, 2022 6:04 PM EST

Underwhelms in upset loss

Carr completed 11 of 20 passes for 137 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Raiders' 17-16 loss to the Rams on Thursday night. He also rushed four times for 11 yards.

Analysis: Carr's lackluster stat line underscores how difficult a night it was for the Raiders' air attack, with the veteran signal-caller posting his lowest yardage total since Week 8 against the Saints. Carr also failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time since that outing after subsequently tossing for 11 scores in Weeks 9-13, while his pair of picks pushed his total in that category to five over the last three contests. Carr will have some extra time to get back in sync with his pass catchers and could have both Hunter Renfrow (oblique) and Darren Waller (hamstring) back from injured reserve for a key Week 15 home battle against the Patriots.

Dec 8, 2022 8:51 PM EST

Leads comeback win

Carr completed 16 of 30 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: While it wasn't an efficient performance, Carr once again flashed his impressive chemistry with Davante Adams, who hauled in a massive 70.8 percent of the Raiders' passing yards as well as both of the team's passing TDs -- with the scores coming in the third quarter as the Raiders erased a 13-10 halftime deficit. Carr has tossed multiple touchdowns in five straight games, a streak he'll look to extend Thursday against a Rams defense that just allowed Geno Smith to set a new career high in passing yards.

Dec 4, 2022 8:29 PM EST

Tosses three TDs in OT win

Carr completed 25 of 36 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions in Sunday's 40-34 overtime win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: He added 10 rushing yards on two carries. Carr tossed multiple picks for the first time since Week 1, but he made up for it with his first three-TD game of the season -- including a game-tying five-yard score to Foster Moreau with just under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Carr is on a roll, firing multiple touchdowns in four straight games heading into a Week 13 clash with Justin Herbert and the Chargers.

Nov 27, 2022 6:37 PM EST

Dices up Denver in win

Carr completed 23 of 37 passes for 307 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Carr continued to attempt throws at a high volume, as he has now taken to the air at least 36 times in each of his last three games. However, he posted one of his more efficient performances in Sunday's win, highlighted by touchdown throws of 35 and 31 yards to Davante Adams. Carr also managed to top 300 passing yards for the second time this season, powered by a campaign-best seven completions of 20 yards or more. Overall, he's thrown for multiple touchdowns and a minimum of 248 yards in each of the last three weeks.

Nov 20, 2022 6:02 PM EST

Tosses two TDs in loss

Carr completed 24 of 38 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: It was a solid showing for Carr, and he even gave the Raiders a lead early in the fourth quarter with a 48-yard TD strike to Davante Adams, but the Las Vegas defense couldn't make it hold up. Carr has a sharp 11:2 TD:INT over eight games since tossing three picks in the season opener, but he faces a tough test in Week 11 against a Broncos defense that held him under 200 yards with zero TDs in their first meeting this year.

Nov 13, 2022 7:52 PM EST

Two touchdowns in loss

Carr completed 21 of 36 passes for 259 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Carr jumped on the Jaguars early by leading scoring drives on each of the Raiders' first three possessions, highlighted by touchdown throws of 25 and 38 yards to Davante Adams. He cooled considerably from there, particularly in the second half when he completed only five of his 15 passes for 36 yards. Nevertheless, Carr managed his fifth multi-touchdown effort in eight games this season while also topping 250 passing yards for the fourth time.

Nov 6, 2022 7:12 PM EST

Lousy showing Sunday

Carr completed 15 of 26 passes for 101 yards and an interception in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Carr was without tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) but saw fellow targets Davante Adams and Mack Hollins clear respective injury concerns to suit up. Still, the signal caller struggled mightily, totaling the third-lowest passing yardage of his nine-year career. With Adams gaining merely three yards through the air, both he and Carr will strive for significant bounce backs in Week 9 versus the Jaguars.

Oct 30, 2022 1:28 PM EST

Top wideout available Sunday

Carr's top pass-catching option Davante Adams (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Analysis: Also active is wideout Mack Hollins (heel), though Darren Waller (hamstring) won't suit up Sunday. Adams, Hollins and Waller all approached the contest listed as questionable, but Carr will at least have his top wide receivers (including Hunter Renfrow) available versus New Orleans, which bolsters his Week 8 fantasy prospects. Meanwhile, Foster Moreau is slated to see added tight end snaps versus New Orleans in Waller's absence.

Oct 30, 2022 8:56 AM EST

May be down key pass catchers Week 8

Carr (back) was a full practice participant Friday for the second straight day and doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game in New Orleans, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: Though Carr's back injury won't affect his availability, his fantasy outlook for this week is somewhat muddled while the Raiders currently list three key pass catchers (Davante Adams, Darren Waller and Mack Hollins) as questionable for the contest. Waller (hamstring) and Hollins (heel) were limited practice participants Wednesday through Friday, while Adams managed only one limited session Friday after sitting out the first two practices due to an illness. The status of Adams in particular may bear watching for those considering Carr in lineups, as Adams' potential absence could prompt the Raiders to lean more heavily on the Josh Jacobs-led ground attack.

Oct 28, 2022 2:58 PM EST

Practices fully Thursday

Carr (back) returned to a full practice Thursday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: Carr was limited at practice Wednesday, but the QB's return to a full session Thursday puts him on track to start Sunday's game against the Saints. While top tight end Darren Waller (hamstring/limited) is trending in the right direction, the team's No. 1 wideout Davante Adams has now missed back-to-back practices due to an illness.

Oct 27, 2022 3:04 PM EST

Logs limited practice Wednesday

Carr (back) was limited at practice Wednesday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: Carr is among the eight Raiders listed as limited Wednesday, but as long as the team's starting QB is able to return to a full practice by Friday he'll have a chance to approach Sunday's game against the Saints minus an injury designation.

Oct 26, 2022 3:53 PM EST

Quiet in Sunday's rout

Carr completed 21 of 27 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Texans.

Analysis: He also lost a yard on three carries. While the Raiders posted a season high in points, most of the damage came from Josh Jacobs (three touchdowns) and the defense (a 73-yard interception return for a TD by Duron Harmon), leaving Carr with little to do other than be a game manager. It's only the second time in six games he hasn't tossed multiple TDs, but Carr might need to be a little more productive in what could be a wild Week 8 clash with the Saints.

Oct 23, 2022 5:41 PM EST

Two touchdowns against Chiefs

Carr completed 19 of his 30 passes for 241 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Monday's 30-29 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Carr accounted for the majority of his production on two plays, passing scores of 58 and 48 yards to Davante Adams. He was fairly quiet in his production otherwise, with Josh Jacobs instead leading the Raiders' offense for long stretches of the game. Carr now has at least two touchdowns and 240 passing yards in four of five games this season and is in the midst of another solid statistical season.

Oct 10, 2022 9:33 PM EST

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