The Las Vegas Raiders could find themselves at the center of the quarterback carousel in free agency. Derek Carr is under contract beyond the 2020 NFL season, but the team has been linked to a couple of the top signal callers available.

There is at least some mutual interest between Tom Brady and Las Vegas, according to reports. Philip Rivers might also be an option for the Raiders in their first season after leaving Oakland.

Expect head coach Jon Gruden to consider all possibilities when it comes to the sport’s most important position. The Raiders went 7-9 in the 2019 season, missing the playoffs for the third straight year. Carr has a 39-55 record in six seasons as the team’s starter, making one postseason appearance.

The Raiders were defeated in the wild-card round of the 2017 playoffs when Carr missed the game with a broken leg.

Larry Fitzgerald Sr. has reported that Las Vegas is prepared to offer Brady a two-year contract worth $60 million. Many believe the chances of Brady actually leaving the New England Patriots for the Raiders are slim, but ESPN’s Jeff Darlington said on “The Adam Schefter Podcast” last week that he would make Las Vegas one of the favorites to acquire the six-time Super Bowl champion.

Brady will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. According to Schefter, the Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers will both pursue the greatest quarterback of all time.

Los Angeles needs a quarterback because the franchise parted way with Rivers. The former Charger has been linked to a few potential landing spots in free agency.

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots hugs Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers after the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Elsa/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts might be the most likely destination for Rivers. Jacoby Brissett had a mediocre season as Andrew Luck’s replacement. Colts head coach Frank Reich was Rivers’ quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator from 2013-2015.

There’s at least a chance that Rivers could jump to his former rival. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said on “Get Up” Monday morning to watch out for Las Vegas, noting that there’s “at least mild intrigue” from Rivers to work with Gruden.

It’s unknown if the Raiders would actually decide to move on from Carr in order to sign Rivers.

Carr had better numbers than both Brady and Rivers in 2019.

The Raiders quarterback threw for 4,054 yards, 21 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 100.8 passer rating last season. Brady had 4,057 passing yards, 24 touchdown passes, eight interceptions and an 88.0 passer rating. Rivers threw for 4,615 yards, 23 touchdowns, 20 interceptions and an 88.5 rating.

Carr is nearly 15 years younger than Brady and almost 10 years younger than Rivers.

Carr’s contract runs through the 2022 season. Only $2.9 million of his $18.9 million salary in 2020 is guaranteed.