Step One: Trade Derek Carr
Step one is to trade Derek Carr. The gunslinger has performed admirably during his time in Oakland but, as previously mentioned, his future with the organization is in doubt. As great as Carr has been, Burrow has more potential and would be significantly cheaper.
The problem with trading the six-year veteran is Cincinnati likely won’t want him given his track record in cold weather. That takes a simple package of Carr and a few picks to the Bengals off the table and the Raiders are forced to find another trade partner.
Sending the quarterback to Tampa Bay is a realistic option since there are rumors that Jameis Winston may not return and that would keep Carr in a warm climate. In my opinion, the Raiders could easily get a second-round pick in return and the Buccaneers’ selection – 45th overall – is worth 450 points.
Executing that trade – DC for the Bucs second-rounder – means Las Vegas is 164 points away from matching Burrow’s value, factoring out the fourth through seventh-round picks.