Trade speculation has been brewing for Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr thanks to a viral Instagram post.
Carr, whose future in Las Vegas has somewhat been put into question this offseason (will the Raiders make a run at Tom Brady?), posted a cryptic photo on Instagram earlier this week. The photo led to some trade speculation on social media.
The Raiders quarterback posted a photo with former teammate Khalil Mack, who’s now on the Bears. Mack was traded from Oakland to Chicago upon Jon Gruden’s hiring.
Could Carr be a trade candidate for Chicago? That’s the leap some made thanks to the photo.
Derek Carr posted the photo with no caption. It’s since been addressed by his brother, David Carr, who says his younger brother was just messing around.
“His son’s favorite movie is Trolls. He’s just having fun. It’s the offseason,” David Carr said on NFL Network on Saturday.
Derek Carr would not be the first professional athlete to mess with people on social media with cryptic photos and messages. That’s probably not going to stop people from speculating, though.