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Veteran AFC coach predicts Tom Brady for Raiders, Derek Carr for Texans

There will be a new quarterback in Las Vegas next season. Derek Carr has “moved on,” as his brother David keeps saying. The Raiders were clearly ready to move on when they benched him and waived him with two games left.

That leaves the two big questions, who will be the Raiders quarterback next season and where will Derek Carr land?

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler spoke with some anonymous coaches to get their take on a few things. Included in these recordings were the landing spots of Tom Brady and Derek Carr.

Fowler said he spoke with several teams that expect Brady to retire. But a “veteran AFC offensive line coach” said Las Vegas is where he expects Brady to play next season.

“I think just with the weapons that they have and the knowledge of Josh McDaniels’ offense and the people there, it would be a seamless transition for (Tom Brady).”

Fowler also cited a “veteran AFC coach” (could be the same coach Brady is taking, but unsure). The coach pointed to Texans’ GM Nick Caserio’s bond with Raider GM Dave Ziegler, adding that “Nick will be looking for a high-grade quarterback. That’s going to be important to him. Derek (Carr) fits that mold.”

Fowler also noted that the Texans have 11 picks in this year’s draft to make such a deal with, including two in the top 12 picks.

David Carr was mentioned as the Texans’ first-ever draft pick, which Fowler calls a “natural tie.” Although considering David a colossal failure as the top pick in the draft — and Derek has repeatedly blamed the Texans franchise for his brother’s mistakes — it’s hard to say whether the “natural tie” actually works in favor of such a deal happens.

Derek Carr’s contract becomes guaranteed on February 15th, so we should know exactly where he’s headed before then. If he is cut, it will be before that day.

If traded, it will be an unofficial deal at the time, which will become official at the start of the league year on March 15. It’s also when we expect to know Tom Brady’s next team if he decides to continue playing at age 46 .

The story originally appeared on Raiders Wire

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