Derek Carr says there’s “no chance” Darren Waller will be traded

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‘Tis the season to monger rumors, and a doozy emerged earlier this week. But, according to Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, talk of tight end Darren Waller being traded to the Packers is just that. Talk.

Lol no chance,” Carr said on Twitter regarding the possibility of the Raiders sending Waller to Green Bay.

It doesn’t make sense for the Raiders to do it. And while the Packers could use the pass-catching help, they seem to be more likely to address their needs via the draft.

Waller is likely due for a new contract. He’s scheduled to make a mere $6.25 million in 2022 and in 2023, the final year of his current deal. Given his value to the team, the market for high-end pass catchers, and the major commitment recently made to former Packers receiver Davante Adams, it makes sense that Waller would want more.

Still, for now it seems unlikely that Waller will be landing with the Packers or any other team. If he does, Carr will have some explaining to do. He also may need some explaining to be done.

27 responses to “Derek Carr says there’s “no chance” Darren Waller will be traded

  1. With the addition of Adams and coach McDaniels, the Raiders have a legitimate shot at the playoffs again this year, despite playing in a very tough division.

  2. Carr may have to take a pay cut then. Part of the reason Waller is on the market is because he wants more money, and the Raiders have a huge portion of their cap tied up in Carr and now Adams. There may not be enough to pay Waller what he wants.

  3. What does Carr know? Who does he think he is? Aaron Rodgers??
    Seriously, this is Wallers last year under his current contract and is due a big pay raise. After signing Adams for what they did, the Raiders may very well trade Waller if they think they won’t be able to afford him next year.

  4. Waller isn’t going anywhere – he’s got a great team friendly contract and he’s an exceptional talent and person – any other thoughts are pure fantasy

  5. No one is better at losing talent than the Raiders.

    This team is going anywhere in that stacked division. Waller should go to the Patriots or Bucs if he wants to win.

  6. The Raiders will trade him for draft picks after that Adams trade! All their picks belong to Green Bay! This team is such a circus!

  7. Pretty sure this is what Aaron Rodgers said about DeVante Parker.

    Ditto Mahomes about Hill.

  8. why would they ? thet just traded for Adams to try and make a deep run.

    after kelce and Kittle he’s the next best TE in the league prob and the gap between him and the next guys is much bigger than the gap between him and the 2 guys ahead of him.

  9. The time to do this would have been during the Adams trade with a player for player deal plus a little less draft pick compensation, not now.

  10. So the Packers would trade Adams and then turn around and pay Waller? Doesn’t make sense. Plus, Waller is a bargain right now so there’s no urgency to trade him.

  11. Everyone thinks he has several more good years ahead. So why trade him? With Adams now on the team, Waller remains a 1st or 2nd target for Carr.
    If Green Bay is offering a 1st rounder plus for him, well, then talk.

  12. “Carr may have to take a pay cut then. Part of the reason Waller is on the market is because he wants more money, and the Raiders have a huge portion of their cap tied up in Carr and now Adams. There may not be enough to pay Waller what he wants”

    Welcome to cap hell which Green Bay has been in for awhile. The Packers were able to retain some vets and have some cap room left to look elsewhere thanks to Adams going to the Raiders. So much money is allocated to a few that the rest go wanting.

  13. Thank you GM Carr. Can you give us some insight on what you’ll do with your no draft picks?

  14. What’s the point of getting Adams knowing you have Waller and Renfroe to take the pressure off him, just to trade away Waller which leaves a huge gap in the middle of the field and puts pressure back on Adams? With the defenses the other AFC West teams are putting together, they are going to need all the receiving options they can get. Waller may walk after this season but until then, this shouldn’t even be a topic of discussion.

  15. grandsonofcoach says:
    April 27, 2022 at 8:56 am
    The time to do this would have been during the Adams trade with a player for player deal plus a little less draft pick compensation, not now.

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    I read somewhere that they were unable to work out that trade during the Adams deal because of league rules, but it was discussed at that time. They are now revisiting that but now that the Raiders have Adams, not sure if GB can do anything to force this to happen.

  16. Just someone who doesn’t know anything starting rumors. Pretty sure there been reports since then that the Raiders are not looking to trade Waller. But keep throwing shade at the Raiders they actually have a very good team and should make the playoffs and compete for the division.

  17. So the Packers would trade Adams and then turn around and pay Waller? Doesn’t make sense. Plus, Waller is a bargain right now so there’s no urgency to trade him.
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    The Adams trade happened beacuse he wanted out of Green Bay.

    Trying to include Waller in the deal makes perfect sense.

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