The 2022 NFL offseason is poised to be an active one. Here I will predict ten quarterback trades that some of us would like to see happen.
It seems as if every NFL offseason is better than the one before, and 2022 is set to be extremely active. There are a plethora of teams with quarterback questions. Some teams have a decent quarterback that they don’t know what to do with, and others have no long-term answer at all.
We are poised to see several franchise-caliber quarterbacks find new teams for 2022, and this article will look at 10 crazy quarterback trades before the 2022 offseason.
Some of the names that could be moved include Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins, Derek Carr, Baker Mayfield, and Carson Wentz. There are obviously way more that could happen, but there are also way less that could happen too.
As fans of the NFL, I think most of us would prefer to see a lot of activity on this front, especially with it being the quarterback position.
So, let’s take a look at 10 hypothetical and crazy quarterback trades for the 2022 offseason.
10 Crazy Quarterback Trades for the 2022 NFL Offseason
1. Derek Carr to the Washington Football Team
The Raiders made the playoffs with a 10-7 record, so one would think they would leave most everything in place and try and get better for 2022, right?
Wrong. The Raiders fired general manager Mike Mayock recently, and it seems as if they are not totally sold on interim head coach Rich Bisaccia. There are a lot of unknowns in Las Vegas right now, and Derek Carr is one of them.
Carr is entering the last year of his contract and is in line to sign a massive extension, but it remains to be seen if the Raiders are willing to do that. It isn’t likely that he suits up for the Raiders without an extension, either.
So, in this scenario, Carr is shipped to Washington to be the QB1, while Taylor Heinicke slides into the backup role. This would give Washington their quarterback of the future and allow them to be competitive in the NFC East.
As for the Raiders, they could keep Marcus Mariota, start him in 2022, and assess their situation from there.
I think this would be a decent trade for both sides, as the Football Team gets their quarterback and the Raiders would get a bit of draft capital in return.