4 reasons Steelers should trade for Raiders QB Derek Carr

Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4). Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Carr has a lot left in the tank

While it seems like Carr has been around forever, the Raiders quarterback is still just 29 years old and nearly a decade younger than Ben Roethlisberger. Quarterbacks typically don’t hit their best years until their early 30s, so Pittsburgh would be getting Carr at the perfect time.

There is very little reason to believe that Carr would be in decline, and he likely still has his best years in front of him. After two very impressive seasons, all evidence shows that the arrow is pointing up on his future. Unfortunately, he will come at a much steeper cost than he would have if he was traded two years earlier.

We have seen how much a quarterback like Matt Stafford was dealt for. Carr is more than 3 years younger and has arguably been the better player since 2019. Though Carr turns 30 this offseason, he’s still a very solid athlete with an arm to thread the needle and get the ball down the field. Las Vegas may require a pair of high picks in return, but Carr shows that he’s got a lot left in the tank and he could be the Steelers quarterback for the next 5-6 years.