The Las Vegas Raiders are about to go through a major transition after the dismissal of General Manager Mike Mayock. While interim head coach Rich Bisachia still has a chance of earning a full-time job, it is now unlikely that Mayock is gone. If the Raiders undergo major training and an overhaul of the front desk, it will make Derek Carr’s future very uncertain.
There is still a lot to happen but there may be some better players in the trading market. It seems likely that Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are headed for a divorce. Wilson has been open to the idea of a move to Raiders last season, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. A lot of that had to do with being a fan of Jon Gruden. The coach is now gone, but relegating the Raiders to a big name like Jim Harbaugh, Doug Pederson or Sean Payton will likely interest Wilson again.
Carr has been a good quarterback for the Raiders, but owner Mark Davis might want to make a big swing. According to NFL’s Mike Silver, Davis was very interested in trading for Wilson previously.
“My instincts tell me Mark Davis wants stuff from rock stars in that stadium,” Silver said on “The Colin Cowherd Podcast.” “Mark Davis has kind of a Russell Wilson type, not a fixation, but he was kind of on the concept from what I was hearing. I think Mark Davis felt “we can do better than Derek Carr.”
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Wilson wants to ‘explore his options’
Wilson always says the right things in the media but behind the scenes, he still seems unhappy. The Seahawks had a tough season and finished 7-10 – the first losing season of his career. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Wilson is still researching a lot at trading options:
Just like last year, the Seahawks’ season came to a disappointing halt. Just like last year, the questions surrounding the star quarterback are overshadowing everything this season.
And like last year, sources say Russell Wilson wants to explore his options to see what might be available to him.
The situation in Seattle seems to be getting stale. Moving on to the head coach might fix things but Pete Carroll is still in place and the Seahawks will quickly miss their top coaching candidates if they don’t move soon. May be maintaining the status quo
Not enough to keep Wilson.
What would it take the Raiders to get Wilson?
The Seahawks wouldn’t simply abandon Wilson. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and he’s usually the biggest reason a team wins. If the invaders wanted to trade on his behalf, it would certainly be beneficial if Carr and Seattle had a common interest. He’s a good midfielder who can definitely do whatever Carroll wants him to do in an intense attack.
Carr and two of Wilson’s picks in the first round could be a fair trade. If Carr isn’t willing to go to Seattle or they don’t want to, that only makes things more difficult. Maybe three picks in the first round and two thirds of them do the job. The Raiders are in a better position than other teams could be at Wilson because Carr is a good midfielder who can win a few games.
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