Chicago Bears offseason quarterback trade targets: Derek Carr
Since becoming head coach of the Raiders, Jon Gruden has been the subject of many whispers in regards to wanting a fresh start at quarterback. He obviously inherited Derek Carr as his starting quarterback, but Gruden may finally want to go out and get his own guy.
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Last season, Gruden brought in Marcus Mariota to back up Carr, a quarterback whom Gruden historically really liked. This could be a signal that Gruden’s desire is to move in a totally different direction at the position altogether.
The Raiders are slotted in as the 17th pick in this year’s draft and could find themselves in interesting territory. Trey Lance may be available there, or Gruden could surprise us all and even reach for someone like Kyle Trask.
The Bears don’t need an All-Pro at quarterback, but they do need someone who can limit mistakes while being efficient at the position. Chicago has a pair of tight ends who can catch the football and will have two solid weapons in the backfield next year with Tarik Cohen back.
Carr loves to check down often and the Bears have players who can do something with the ball after the catch. He would be an ideal candidate to go after if he becomes available, especially with his contract being extremely team-friendly ($22 million cap hit in 2021 and $19 million in 2022).