Steelers potential quarterback trade targets in 2022 offseason

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8). Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8). Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

Like Cousins, the Las Vegas Raiders have a very talented quarterback in Derek Carr, who has not delivered as much team success as the team would like during his career in the silver and black. As a result of that, many have speculated that he could be on the trade block this offseason, especially if whoever the team hires to be its new General Manager and Head Coach don’t view him as the guy they want to build around.

Carr finished the season throwing for 4,804 yards, with 23 passing touchdowns, 14 interceptions, and a 94.0 Quarterback Rating, according to Pro Football Reference. Add to that leading his team to a 10-7 record and a postseason appearance, despite all of the drama and controversies surrounding the Raiders this season, and it’s easy to see why Carr would be a hot commodity if he were made available.

However, for the reasons just mentioned, it is unlikely that Carr is actually dealt, despite all of the rumors suggesting he could be moved. Carr lead his team to the playoffs despite his coach leaving during the season, his top deep-threat getting arrested, his top target Darren Waller missing more than a month due to injuries, and two of his top cornerbacks also facing legal issues. On top of that, he finished top five in the NFL in passing yards, and if the team can find him a true number one wide receiver he could truly take the next step.

While Carr would be a great fit in Pittsburgh and should be someone they target if he’s made available, it would appear unlikely that he will actually be moved.