Derek Carr’s future at Raiders tied to hiring a head coach

Rich Bisaccia will be the Raiders’ interim coach when they take to the field against the Bengals on Saturday. After Jon Gruden’s resignation, the interim coach was appointed to take over the team and lead them to the playoffs.

But, they will lose.

The Raiders will begin an extensive and thorough coaching search once the offseason begins. It seems that Derek Carr’s future is tied in with the search.

Carr and Las Vegas have made a joint decision to participate in this offseason. Sources say that the selection of the head coach will also be an important factor.

According to sources, Bisaccia will be given an interview and may be considered for this position. He has a better chance of keeping the job for the long-term if he wins a few playoff games. The search for Bisaccia will be thorough and real.

Carr has stated publicly that he wants to stay with Raiders. He once said that he would prefer to quit football over playing for another league. Carr has one year left on his five-year contract worth $125 million.

The Raiders won four consecutive games thanks to Carr’s outstanding play. They also finished the season with a record four wins. The organization’s approach to a possible extension will determine how it performs.

Owner Mark Davis will also evaluate Mike Mayock’s performance. Carr’s future could be affected by his decision to stay, since a new GM would need to decide on Carr’s contract.

Carr is expected to be a target for many suitors if the pendulum swings in his favor and the Raiders and Carr part ways. Carr has proven himself impressive when it matters most on the field. Carr played a vital role in keeping the locker rooms together, even though Gruden quit after The Wall Street Journal published and New York Times published articles detailing Gruden’s use racist, homophobic, and misogynistic words in emails.

Among the teams who would make sense for Carr are the Saints, Texans and perhaps the Colts, should they decide to move on from Carson Wentz. Carr, if he is available, will likely attract more attention.