If you thought landing one first round pick in exchange for Amari Cooper had the Oakland Raiders excited, just imagine picking up two for Derek Carr. Although Raiders coach Jon Gruden and general manager Reggie McKenzie have apparently told Carr they aren’t planning to trade him, a recent report from CBS Sports has grabbed plenty of attention.
If the Raiders answered a call from an NFL team who had an offer of two first-rounders for Carr, based on the overhaul Gruden is in the midst of, it’s tough to envision them saying no. After all, the coach already gushed about his excitement over the plethora of picks the Raiders have acquired to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Jon Gruden’s Comments on Derek Carr
The million dollar question becomes, would Gruden trade his 27-year-old signal caller? In turn, it would break up a duo which many believed had the potential to set the league on fire when they first joined forces. If you believe Gruden (which most fans don’t), he’s not entertaining it at this point.
Time will tell, but if the phone rings this offseason and the outlook isn’t improved from its current state, don’t be surprised if Carr is on the move.