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NFL fans left stunned by rumors of Derek Carr being potentially cut by Raiders 

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Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders have arguably had one of the worst seasons in franchise history. The Raiders are currently sitting at the bottom of the AFC West with a 2-7 record.

With the team losing four of their last games, there's talk that the franchise could move on from Derek Carr after the 2022-2023 season. The former Fresno State has been the starting quarterback for the Raiders since the 2014-2015 season.

NFL fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the possibility of the Raiders cutting the 31-year-old quarterback.

Many took note of whether Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams would be impacted by his former Fresno State teammate's possible departure:

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the #Raiders could release QB Derek Carr after the season to avoid paying the final three years of his contract. I would imagine this could even put Davante Adams back in play if it happens too. #RaiderNation
@nflrums Davante leaving if that happens FS
@nflrums I’m completely unbiased in this argument but there’s no way Tae stays if Carr is gone. Not one single chance.
Davante will leave if Derek is not here period he will not be part of a rebuild . twitter.com/nflrums/status…
Yikes. tae come back to GB pls. Miss you 🥺 twitter.com/nflrums/status…
Really gonna have Tae for one year?… wow twitter.com/nflrums/status…

Other NFL fans questioned whether the quarterback was the problem with the Raiders:

@nflrums derek carr isn’t even the problem but okay
@nflrums Qb ain’t the problem tf
@nflrums Should release him now. He sucks.
@nflrums NOOOOO KEEP HIM

How much would the Raiders owe Derek Carr if they released him after this season?

The Las Vegas Raiders will be left with $5.6 million in dead money for the 2023-2024 season. The only provision to that is if Derek Carr gets hurt this season. The remaining $40 million is guaranteed for injury.

Carr signed a three-year, $121.5 million contract with the Raiders this offseason. The contract includes a $7.5 million signing bonus, $65.3 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $40.5 million.

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Should the Raiders not release their star quarterback before February 15, 2023, they will be committing to $32.9 million in base salary in the 2023-2024 season. They will also be committing to $7.5 million of his salary in the 2024-2025 season.


Derek Carr and his performance this season

So far this season, Carr has thrown for 2,128 yards, 13 touchdowns, and five interceptions. In the Raiders' loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10, the quarterback threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns. Carr has thrown for at least two touchdowns in a game six times this season.

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Based on the numbers, it seems Carr is doing his part, but his contract could find him in a new uniform. It remains to be seen if the quarterback will stay with the only franchise he's ever played for in the 2023-2024 season.

Poll : Should the Raiders cut Derek Carr after the season?

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Edited by Piyush Bisht
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