The Las Vegas Raiders are looking for a trade partner for quarterback Derek Carr, and these trade scenarios include another player.
It’s go time and the Raiders have to figure out if they can find a suitable trade partner for Derek Carr. One, mind you, that he would want to go to and would be willing to waive his no trade clause for.
It has been announced that the Raiders are officially seeking trade offers so it’s just a matter of time before we start hearing rumors about what teams are interested.
What is just as more up in the air and debatable than which teams will be involved is what the compensation in such trade would look like. People have speculated that he could fetch anywhere from a 1st round+ down to as little as a 3rd rounder because of the peculiar situation the Raiders find themselves in in regard to being handcuffed by his trade clause.
One interesting way the Raiders could go about getting more draft capital and enticing Derek Carr to agree on a trade partner would be by this idea coming from Sports Illustrated’s Las Vegas beat writer Hondo Carpenter.
"“I will not name any players, but I will say that pairing a player with Derek in a trade is a viable option, not farfetched. Not saying it is probable, but I am saying it is something I have heard.”"
That’s right, we may see another one of the Raiders offensive weapons potentially being paired with Carr in a trade in order to not only elevate the amount of trade capital the Raiders get back but give Derek an exiting buddy that he’s well familiar with as he settles into his new team. Do I think this is very likely?
It is however an intriguing thing to hypothesize about. So, without further ado, here’s what some possible packages might look like if the Raiders were to pair Carr with one of his current teammates.