Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr officially said goodbye to the organization on Thursday as his team prepares to seek potential trade partners. One such trade partner very well could be the NY Jets.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday that the Raiders are "evaluating the trade market" for Carr and that their longtime quarterback will be a part of the process. The Jets figure to be near the top of the list of potential suitors.
If it wasn't determined before Thursday, now it's pretty much official. The Raiders will be moving on from Carr this offseason. If they fail to trade him before February 15th, he will be released before parts of his remaining contract become guaranteed.
That means the Jets essentially have a month to make a trade for Carr happen unless they want to go to the open market. It should be noted that Carr has a no-trade clause, so he will have to sign off on whichever team is looking to trade for him.
Let the speculation begin.
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Jets make some coaching changes
The Jets officially announced the firing of offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur on Thursday, but that wasn't the only coaching change they made.
The team also parted ways with offensive line coach John Benton and wide receivers coach Miles Austin, the latter of whom is facing a year-long suspension for violating the NFL's gambling policy.
Assistant defensive line coach Greg Scruggs also left the team to become the defensive line coach at Wisconsin — a promotion for the former NFL defensive lineman. This marks the second year in a row that the Jets have lost their assistant defensive line coach due to a promotion elsewhere.
The Jets will now begin their search for at least four open positions with the potential to add another consultant/assistant role to the offensive staff. The team's late-season slide didn't go unchecked by ownership.
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Garrett Wilson set new Jets rookie records in essentially every major receiving stat in 2022 as the former Ohio State star put together an outstanding rookie campaign. He wasn't the only Ohio State rookie to do so, however.
His former college teammate and fellow first-round pick, Chris Olave, also shined this season, and the rookie tandem made a bit of NFL history in the process.
Wilson and Olave became the first pair of receivers from the same school to both reach 1,000 yards as rookies in NFL history. Wilson finished with 83 catches for 1,103 yards and four touchdowns while Olave recorded 72 catches for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns of his own.
The Ohio State wide receiver pipeline is as alive as ever, and Wilson and Olave added another chapter to the school's NFL legacy in 2022.