Raiders officially release Derek Carr
What was long awaited is now official as Derek Carr was released by the raiders.
Carr was in a notice to league personnel issued Tuesday afternoon.
General manager Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels issued a joint statement regarding the move.
“We have the utmost respect for Derek Carr and what he has meant to the Raiders over the past nine years,” the statement said. “Derek has had great success in this league and we are grateful to have been able to work with him last year. He is a true professional and we appreciate his hard work to get the desired results. We wish Derek and his family all the best for the future.”
A second-round pick in 2014, Carr ends his tenure with the Raiders as the franchise’s leader in passing yards (35,222) and touchdowns (217). He’s second in franchise history in wins with 63, trailing only Ken Stabler with 69. But the Raiders were just 63-79 in games that Carr started from 2014 to 2022.
The car must have options on the open market and can sign with any team at any time. The Raiders will not be compensated for signing Carr elsewhere because he has been released.
The Raiders sat on the bench and subsequently released Carr to avoid paying him $40.4 million in guaranteed money after the club signed him to an extension last offseason.
As for Las Vegas, the club should also have options after clearing a significant amount of space with Carr’s release.