Derek Carr might have a number of choices in free company to date, however there seems to be a slight front-runner for his providers subsequent yr.
The New York Jets have emerged because the workforce Carr has a “slight lean toward” over the remainder of the competitors, ESPN reported.
The report added that New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers are additionally within the working, nevertheless, the Jets have made an amazing impression on Carr.
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New York remains to be ready to see what Aaron Rodgers needs to do together with his NFL future, however they did have some good impressions of Carr when he visited just lately.
GM Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and proprietor Woody Johnson had been amongst those that met with Carr when he toured the workforce’s services in Florham Park, N.J. They had been additionally seen grabbing dinner at an area restaurant as effectively.
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“In terms of [how] New York was trying to sell him because, let’s face it, that’s what they’re doing at this point. They were pretty clear with him,” ESPN’s Dianna Russini mentioned on the time of the assembly. “They told him he’s a great quarterback. They believe that he’s got a legit surrounding cast of players. They went through the top [defense], the strong, young skill guys, the explosive run game. They went through top to bottom of why Derek Carr can step in here and take this team not just to the playoffs but to the Super Bowl.
“They made it actually private, too. They mentioned, ‘We believe if you come to New York and win, you could be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.’ So, they went full-in on Derek Carr right here and let him know they actually need him to play for the New York Jets.”
Those are very sturdy phrases for Carr, who might be getting into his tenth NFL season subsequent yr.
The Jets believe they are a quarterback away from finally breaking their playoff drought (they haven’t made it since 2010), and Carr’s release from the Las Vegas Raiders added a strong candidate to their list.
Carr brought the Raiders to the playoffs two years ago, though he had a down year in 2022. But the Jets feel they have the right pieces in place – a solid receiving corps anchored by Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson, a powerful run game with Breece Hall expected to return from injury, and a strong offensive line.
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At this stage of his career, Carr wants to have a good supporting cast so he can attempt a Super Bowl run. Of the teams looking to add him to their roster, perhaps Carr does feel the Jets are ready to take that step.
The new league year is set to open March 15 when other free agents will be allowed to talk to teams. Carr’s window is closing as the top quarterback available to speak now. But ESPN did note that he’s expected to take his free agency into this week as he continues to consider his options.
The Jets were primed to make the playoffs until they hit a rough patch at the wrong time in the second half of the season. A lot of their struggles pointed to their quarterback struggles as Zach Wilson regressed while Mike White and Joe Flacco couldn’t pick up the slack.
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The Jets made it known they want a veteran quarterback and made their pitch to Carr. That pitch may have been the best he’s heard so far.