Coming off a highly controversial season that was filled with a series of personnel and culture changes, Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders were able to turn things around in the second half of the campaign and make their first NFL Playoffs appearance since 2016. However, they fell short against the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals and were unable to advance past the wild card round.
Even though Carr has played lights out for the Raiders and remains one of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL, the team has not seen much success. A lot of this has been due to injuries, but a ton of it also comes down to execution and chemistry. Perhaps Carr would do better with a change of scenery and play for a squad that has already built a winning environment.
Let’s now take a look at the four best destinations for Carr if he gets shipped out.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Now that Tom Brady has officially retired, this leaves a major void at the quarterback spot for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Carr would fit in seamlessly while playing in their explosive and versatile offense with his innate playmaking abilities, killer arm strength, and mobility. Especially if the team is able to re-sign Leonard Fournette, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski this offseason.
Carr would be joining a ready-made contender in Tampa Bay, and under coach Bruce Arians, he may even add a few moves to his well-rounded offensive repertoire. On the Buccaneers, Carr would be able to start a new chapter and immediately compete for a Super Bowl.