SJ - March 2, 2021
David Carr wrote an article for NFL.com on Monday saying that the four teams on Russell Wilson's list of trade destinations should have already picked up the phone and called the Seahawks about a trade. One of those teams on the list is the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Raiders quarterback is of course David's younger brother Derek. The article received a mysterious update that changed the wording from "one of those four teams" to "a QB-needy team."
From Pro Football Talk:
The original version said this: “If I’m one of those four teams, I’m picking up the phone yesterday.” The new version says this: “If I’m a QB-needy team, I’m picking up the phone yesterday.”
Surprisingly, the article contains no indication that it has been revised or edited. The original timestamp of 11:25 a.m. ET remains, and it has no editor’s note or other indication that any change was made. It therefore creates the clear impression that the article never said, “If I’m one of those four teams, I’m picking up the phone yesterday.”
It did. And apparently David Carr did indeed receive a “WTF?” text from Derek, prompting the change to surreptitiously be made, so that no one would notice that David believes what anyone else with a basic understanding of football knows: Russell Wilson would be a major upgrade over Derek Carr.
David's not wrong. Derek can't cooking like Russ. Sure Derek is coming off of his best season with the Raiders, but he's no Russell Wilson. Every team on Wilson's trade destination list, plus a few others should have already picked up the phone.
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