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When Derek Carr signed a 3-year, $121.5 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders, which included a $7.5 million signing bonus and over $65 million in guaranteed money, he probably never imagined that he would be traded following the 2022 season. Well, barring a completely unexpected turn of events, whether it be via a trade or free agency, Carr will not be a member of the Raiders by the time the 2023 season kicks off. During Pro Bowl Week in Las Vegas, Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff gave Carr some advice about being traded.
Jared Goff was also traded unexpectedly
Just prior to the start of the 2019 regular season, the Los Angeles Rams signed Goff to a four-year, $134 million extension, that would theoretically tie him to the team through the 2024 season. But following the 2020 season, the Rams traded for Matthew Stafford, and Goff was part of the return package that was sent to Detroit.
When the trade went down, Goff reportedly felt disrespected by the Rams. In fact, according to Jay Glazer, when Rams head coach Sean McVay called Goff as the trade went down, Goff hung up on him.
“When the trade went down, Sean McVay called Jared Goff – Jared Goff hung up on Sean McVay,” Glazer said back in 2021. “They talked I think about a week or two after that.”
Goff gives Derek Carr advice about being traded
Goff eventually accepted that what went down with the Rams was a business decision, and he is clearly happy with how things eventually turned out. During Pro Bowl Week in Las Vegas, he spoke to Carr, and he gave him some advice about being traded.
“There’s definitely life on the other side. Often times a really great life,” Goff said on Saturday. “We had a really good talk about it earlier this week. I think his head is in a great place about it, whatever ends up happening with him.”
It's pretty cool that Goff took the time to chat with Carr about how things can actually turn out ok when you go to another team.