With the Super Bowl behind us and the NFL offseason in full swing, there’s going to be a serious quarterback carousel across the league this year. Retirements, potential retirements and failed contract negotiations have left vacancies across the league, with players like Aaron Rodgers and Derek Carr making headlines on lists of potential destinations.
Rogers is of course a big fish. He is one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the game and he was removed from his MVP season in 2021 just one year. He will likely be the first domino to fall, as Rogers’ decision allows other teams to start making. their movements. And while he’s a bigger name on the open market, it may be Kerr who has the ability to change the fortunes of his new team in the long run.
New York Jets are front-runners for Derek Kerr
As it stands today, the New York Jets are the frontrunners for acquiring a former Raiders signal-caller.
Last season, the Jets, one of the most talented teams in the league, were held back by lackluster quarterback play and, with a competent pass thrower, would have been a much larger team to make the playoffs. would have been a threat. But Zach Wilson’s experiment seems to be coming to an end, and the Jets are one of the teams looking for a quarterback to put them on top.
As such, they are most likely to get Derek Kerr in free agency.
Apart from Gang Green, there are only a few other teams that could sign Kerr, according to the odds. The Carolina Panthers have the next lowest odds after the Jets, but are much lower at +250 by comparison. The New Orleans Saints are the only other non-longshot listed on the board, sitting at +300 odds to get him.
All other teams have few shots. Buccaneers are the obvious starting point for signal callers, +900. Oddly enough, the final team in the top five is another NFC South member, the Atlanta Falcons (+1800). It’s the worst division in football in 2022, and the division-wide need for a new quarterback could be yet another sign of a down year in the South.