Jared Goff knows of which he speaks regarding a difficult situation changing teams, and he had some great advice for Derek Carr at the the Pro Bowl.
Jared Goff knows all about changing team when you were once anointed as a franchise quarterback. After becoming what the Los Angeles Rams envisioned after a tough rookie season, culminating in a trip to the Super Bowl, his play faded and he was dealt to the Detroit Lions two years ago in the Matthew Stafford trade.
Derek Carr is now in pretty much the same boat. The Las Vegas Raiders are moving on from him this offseason, it’s just of matter of how the move looks–be it cutting him or trading him. Multiple teams have a case to pursue him, and he has power over where he goes via a no-trade clause.
By all appearances, Carr has been a good soldier, even making a fantastic joke about his time as a Raider being over at Thursday night’s Pro Bowl Games events in Las Vegas. But that doesn’t mean moving on from the only franchise he has played for, and a team he once said was the only he team he wanted to play for, is easy.
Lions quarterback Jared Goff gave perfect advice to Derek Carr about changing teams
According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Goff has talked to Carr at the Pro Bowl this week and had advice for the soon-to-be former Raider quarterback about changing teams unexpectedly.
"There’s definitely life on the other side,” Goff told Carr. “Often times a really great life.”We had a really good talk about it earlier this week,” Goff said. “I think his head is in a great place about it, whatever ends up happening with him.”"
After a rough start to his career as a Lion in 2021, Goff has mostly played very well over the last season-plus. Carr has control over where he goes, with an added layer of financial implications to add urgency and bring a quick resolution to his situation. But Goff knows of which he speaks on a matter like this, so his advice was surely valuable.