Derek Carr is preparing for a visit with the New York Jets
Up until this point, any talk involving Derek Carr and the New York Jets was mere speculation. Now, the Jets have officially shown interest in the free agent quarterback.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Jets are bringing Carr in for a visit this weekend.
The #Jets are bringing in free agent QB Derek Carr for a visit this weekend, sources say. It’ll be the second meeting with a team for Carr, who visited the #Saints prior to his release by the #Raiders.
Carr is in the process of evaluating all options now that he’s a free agent. pic.twitter.com/ycttnb80je
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 17, 2023
ESPN’s Dianna Russini also reported the news.
Derek Carr will visit with the New York Jets, per sources. (@MikeGarafolo with it first)
Owner Woody Johnson shared with ESPN last week the team’s priority is bringing in a veteran QB
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) February 17, 2023
Carr’s only other visit thus far has been with the New Orleans Saints, which took place prior to his release from Las Vegas. It was a two-day visit that seemed to go well, according to reports.
So far, the Jets and Saints are the only teams to show confirmed interest in Carr through a scheduled visit. Other teams rumored to have interest in Carr include the Panthers, Titans, and Commanders, although none of those have been reported to schedule a visit just yet.
Carr, who turns 32 in March, will join a new team for the first time in his career after spending his first nine seasons with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. He started 142 games for the Raiders and threw for 35,222 yards with 217 touchdowns and 99 interceptions, compiling a passer rating of 91.8 and a completion percentage of 64.6%.
New York’s offseason pursuit of a quarterback has officially begun. We shall see if the Jets look to move quickly and strike a deal with Carr or if they wait and see what happens with Aaron Rodgers, who is beginning his four-day darkness retreat “at the end of this week”, per his own words.
Lock the doors and don’t let him do an Antoine Winfield and leave.