Derek Carr plans to keep his free agency window open until he finds the right fit, with plans to meet with multiple teams at the NFL Scouting Combine this week.
Carr was released by the Las Vegas Raiders before more than $40 million in his contract became guaranteed on Feb. 15.
He met with general manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh in a two-day visit with the New York Jets and also spent time with New Orleans Saints officials this month.
The Athletic and NFL Network reported Carr’s potential suitors include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers.
One complication could be teams, including the Jets, waiting for word from the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers about the possibility of a trade.
Carr, who turns 32 next month, has a one-month head start on other unrestricted free agents who cannot sign until the start of the 2023 league year March 15.
In his nine seasons with the Raiders, Carr played for six head coaches, went 63-79 as a starter and led the team to the playoffs twice without a win. He didn’t play in the 2016 season postseason game due to a broken leg.
Carr set franchise records of 35,222 yards and 217 touchdowns. He is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, including this season when he passed for 3,522 yards, 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
–Field Level Media