The New York Jets reportedly made some very bold suggestions to convince free agent Derek Carr that they should be his next team.
NFL free agency won’t officially begin until the new NFL year begins on March 15. However, former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is able to beat the competition to the market after being released from the team last week. It has made him the focus of the early market and several QB-needy teams are interested in his services.
Thus far, the nine-year veteran has met with two organizations. The New Orleans Saints — which came before he was cut by Las Vegas — and the New York Jets, which occurred earlier this week.
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Reports from those recent conversations claim they went “very well.” Some more details have now leaked, and it includes the team making some grand prognostications about what Carr could do if he joined the team.
New York Jets suggest Derek Carr has Hall-of-Fame potential on their roster
On a Tuesday appearance on “NFL Live,” ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini gave some more intelligence on the meeting between Carr and the Jets and revealed that the organization made some outlandish and wild claims about the potential results of a relationship between the QB and the New York football team.
- Derek Carr stats (2022): 3,522 passing yards, 24 TD, 14 INT, 86.3 rating
“In terms of that visit with the Jets, I heard it went really well from both sides. In terms of what New York was trying to sell him, they were pretty clear with him. They told him he’s a great quarterback. That they believe he’s got a legit surrounding cast of players. They ran through from top-to-bottom, why Derek Carr can step in here and take this team, not just to the playoffs, but to the Super Bowl. And they made it really personal too. They said, ‘We believe, if you come to New York and win, you could be a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer.'”– Dianna Russini
Derek Carr is a four-time Pro Bowler. The New York Jets have not had a quarterback earn Pro Bowl honors since 2008, and that was by another major offseason signal-caller acquisition in Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre.