Raiders reportedly could trade QB Derek Carr in order to land Deshaun Watson


The Las Vegas Raiders could be looking to make a huge move.

According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders are expected to field trade calls on veteran quarterback David Carr. And then if Carr is dealt, it would pave the way for the Raiders to go after Deshaun Watson with the picks it receives along with their own first-round picks in 2021 and 2022.

“It could get to two first-round picks,” one NFL insider in the story said of the return the Raiders could receive for Carr. “He’s not [Matthew] Stafford, but he’s younger and he has a fair contract, so I could see two number ones.”

The Patriots were one of several teams mentioned that could inquire on Carr. The others were: the Colts, Bears, the Washington Football Team and potentially the Saints.

“Carr would certainly be a great fit for a number of different teams,” an NFL executive said.

The 29-year-old has played in all 16 games the last three seasons. In 2020, he threw for 4,103 yards, 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

If the Patriots did indeed swing a trade for Carr, they'd likely need to give up their first-round selection this year (No. 15 overall) and next year, as that seems to be what Las Vegas is looking for in order to then go after Watson.

It's worth noting this doesn't sound close to happening and the Raiders are just considering it as an option, but it's something to file away.

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