After being rejected by Vegas then candidly given the inference he was merely considered part of a Jets backup plan acceptable to the player? Looking thru Carr's lense I think not! If I were to guess from the guys perspective,he wasn't wanted enough by the Jets. On the other hand N.O. made it clear he was their guy all along. There may have very well been a pride factor here. It stands to reason after being cast away like yesterdays garbage by the Raiders he badly wants to be wanted without reservation.
Douglas had better have his ducks in a row,whether its a trade for Rogers or an offer sheet for Lamar. Considering the box he's painted himself in limiting his options , handing over considerable leverage to Green Bay, I'd think applying a poison pen to a piece of paper and delivering it to the Ravens might be his best bet should they non-exclusively Tag Jackson. Given a certain increase in compensation to Green Bay due to Carr's signing, acquiring a young colt such as Jackson might be the way to go.
Ask yourself this question. Would you rather acquire a future HO Famer who will play 2 years for you at age 39-40 and 40-41 at the expense of a '23 2nd round draft pick and conditional '24 1st rounder(should he play in year 2) or both '23 and '24 1st rounders for a 26 year old dynamo who is barely into his prime Football years? I choose the latter concluding the viability and returns are far greater. Keep in mind the cost of the Rogers acquisition above was based on the pre-Carr signing. Now that he is no longer a Jets option the cost of adding Rogers could now be significantly higher! Thoughts?