Derek Carr visiting Jets as search for veteran QB heats up

With Aaron Rodgers’ future uncertain as he begins his “darkness retreat,” the Jets are not wasting time in their pursuit of a veteran quarterback.

The Jets will host the recently released Derek Carr for a visit this weekend, The Post’s Paul Schwartz confirmed. Carr was officially cut by the Raiders on Tuesday after nine years as the team’s starter.

Jets owner Woody Johnson said last month that he would “absolutely” spend money on a free-agent quarterback after Zach Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in 2021, struggled during the 2022 season.

Carr, 31, was benched by the Raiders for their final two games of the season as the franchise decided to move in a different direction. The four-time Pro Bowler threw for 3,522 yards, 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 15 games during the 2022 season while completing 60.8 percent of his passes, his worst mark since his rookie season.

Derek Carr, here playing in the Pro Bowl, will visit the Jets.
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Rodgers is weighing whether to retire. Should he continue playing, it’s unclear if he would stay with the Packers, who have former first-round pick Jordan Love in waiting.

Jimmy Garoppolo is another big-name free agent who may be a possibility for the Jets. Because Carr was released outright by the Raiders, he is free to sign with a team now. Free agency begins March 15.