Derek Carr slightly leaning toward Jets in QB free agency
Derek Carr is leaning toward the Jets — just a little.
The four-time Pro Bowler has been looking for a new home since his release from the Raiders in February. The Panthers and Saints are seen as potential destinations for Carr, but Gang Green made an impression with the quarterback, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Both the jet and the car need each other. Gang Green is looking for a veteran signal caller in the free agency market after a quarterback-drama-filled season that featured no true starter.
The Jets have also been linked with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who emerged from his dark streak last week.
The former MVP has yet to make his playing intentions known and the Jets could wait on a potential Carr deal until a trade with Green Bay for Rodgers is off the table.
Carr, who made a Pro Bowl appearance this year with 24 touchdowns and 3,522 passing yards, missed the playoffs with a 6-11 record in Las Vegas.
Gang Green brass have met with Carr twice in the past month, most recently coming to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis last week. Jets owner Woody Johnson was also in attendance at that meeting. Jets head coach Robert Saleh also spoke highly of the 31-year-old, saying he has an “elite mental makeup.”