Derek Carr slightly leaning toward Jets in QB free agency
Derek Carr leans a bit towards the Jets.
The four-time Pro Bowler is looking for a new home following his release from the Raiders in February. The Panthers and Saints are seen as potential destinations for Carr, but Gang Green impressed the quarterback, according to the quarterback. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
The Jets and Carr both need each other. Gang Green is looking for an experienced signal caller in the free agency market after a season filled with quarterback drama with no real starter.
The Jets have also been linked to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who emerged from his darkness retreat last week.
The former MVP has yet to announce his playing intentions and the Jets could wait on a potential Carr deal until a trade with Green Bay for Rodgers is off the table.
Carr, who recorded a Pro Bowl appearance this year with 24 touchdowns and 3,522 passing yards, failed to make the playoffs in Las Vegas with a 6-11 record.
Gang Green copper has met with Carr twice in the past month, the latest last week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Jets owner Woody Johnson was also present at that meeting. Jets head coach Robert Saleh even spoke highly of the 31-year-old, saying he has a “mental elite”.