63-79 record in nine seasons

He’s a wonderful person and an okay player, but maybe it was for the best . . .

Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo announced on Monday that QB Derek Carr is closing in on a four-year deal with New Orleans.

The Jets were interested in the player and met with him twice, once in Florham Park, and also in Indianapolis.

Carr has started 142 games and has a 63-79 record in nine seasons.

The Raiders traded for Carr’s best friend, Green Bay Packers receiver DeVante Adams in 2022, perhaps the best in the game, and Las Vegas went 6-9 before Carr was benched for the last two games. He has only led the Raiders to a winning record two times in nine years and only played in one playoff game.

There are 15 quarterbacks in NFL history who have started more than 130 games and Carr is the only one who hasn’t gone to the Super Bowl and hasn’t won the MVP.

Not a bad player, but Bill Parcells always said, “You are what your record says it is.”

So while some Jets fans are bummed about the announcement from Rapoport and Garafolo, perhaps, as the old saying goes, “Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make.”

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Dan Leberfeld
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