Raiders need to commit to Derek Carr long-term or move on

Las Vegas Raiders, Derek Carr (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
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Las Vegas Raiders, Derek Carr
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The Las Vegas Raiders must decide whether or not they should extend Derek Carr for the long-term or move on from him at this point.

After years of speculation and rumors, the time has finally come for the Las Vegas Raiders to decide what they want to do with Derek Carr in the long term. Carr has been the starter for this franchise for eight seasons, and while he has set a bunch of organizational records, the wins have not come with his personal successes.

As the two sides move into this offseason, they seemingly have two options. They can either give Carr a multi-year extension or they could trade him to a quarterback-needy team. And while yes, he does have one year left on his contract, he likely won’t want to play under that deal because, for that final year, none of his money is guaranteed.

It wouldn’t make sense for a quarterback of his status to be playing without guaranteed money.

The final decision on Carr will propel the Raiders in one of two different directions, both of which could work out for the team in the long run. So, here is the case for and against Carr, and what direction Las Vegas could (and should) go in.