Raiders GM Hints Las Vegas May Not Have A Replacement For Derek Carr

Raiders former QB Derek Carr

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The Las Vegas Raiders are all-in on upgrading the quarterback position after releasing Derek Carr.

However, it sort of feels like the front office has limited options on the table.

In terms of upgrades, the Raiders have three ways to go about it. They can sign a free agent, trade for a star, or draft a rookie with a ton of potential.

With how the offseason is stacking up, the Raiders general manager Dave Zeigler hints at the possibility the team not finding that upgrade this offseason.

During an appearance on the Bussin’ With The Boys podcast, the Raiders general manager claims the team may not have “an immediate answer” at quarterback.

Here is his full statement, per Kevin Patra.

“We’re in charge of filling the most important position on the team. There’s some pressure that comes along with that. And however we fill it, it doesn’t mean we’re going to have an immediate answer this year. But, at the end of the day, we have to have an answer in some form or fashion. There’s pressure that comes along with it. That’s also part of the excitement too.”

Las Vegas is certainly in a peculiar situation. Derek Carr is a good, but not great quarterback. For that reason, there aren’t many players who will be an immediate upgrade for the Raiders.

Perhaps the front office can pull off a trade for Aaron Rodgers. For now, that seems to be the only real upgrade the team can make.

Meanwhile, there are still rumors floating around that the Raiders are potentially interested in signing Jimmy Garoppolo, which isn’t really an upgrade over Carr.

Additionally, the NFL Draft cannot be ruled out considering Las Vegas has the seventh pick overall.

Look for things to get more interesting as the weeks go by.