The Signing of Stanford Routt means that Brandon Carr is most likely going to wear another jersey next year, which kills me inside. Carr has been one of my favorite players since day 1, when him and Carr started every game since their rookie year. So, i'm trying to keep my emotions out of this, and I'm not going to make some ridiculous way that the Chiefs would keep Carr. But I do have a very realistic trade that the Chiefs would be able to make, that would help both parties.
Since the Chiefs may not apply the franchise tag to Dwayne Bowe, and sign him long-term, This is how Carr can possibly be traded. The Chiefs will be able to franchise Carr before he hits free agency, since Carr doesn't have to agree to the franchise tag. If this would happen and the Chiefs said that they were going to trade him, teams in need of a CB would be begging for Carr, by offering high, draft picks, and possibly even players to get Carr, since he may be the best possible free agent cornerback available. Teams like the Vikings, Texans, Bills, Bengals, and Titans would be some of the possible teams trying to get Carr, because they all were teams who offered Stanford Routt contracts before he agreed to one with the Chiefs. The Chiefs would realistically be getting around a 2nd round pick, and maybe a 4th or 5th. Carr is an experienced, fast, consistent CB, who will not cost a ton, since the opposing team getting him will have him under contract with the Franchise Tag. You don't come across cornerbacks like this everyday.
This is a fairly realistic trade, and Scott Pioli would be very smart to make this move. I thought I might say, It really kills me seeing Carr leave because I loved seeing him shut down WR's with Brandon Flowers every Sunday, but it would be a stretch to say that there is a way Carr will be a Chief next year. The Chiefs would not be smart to let Carr leave to free agency and not get anything back, and a trade similar to this would be very, very smart. What do you think? Would the Chiefs do this? Or is it a little bit of a stretch? I think it could happen! Carr may not like it since he won't get to pick the team of his choice, but the Chiefs would probably let him have a say in the trade, if they have any respect for him at all. So, there it is. Comment you thoughts and make sure to vote.
Bye Brandon Carr, thanks for 4 great years.