New Orleans Saints Rumors: 5 free agents to let walk in 2020
Austin Carr, wide receiver
If you are anything like the average New Orleans Saints fan, you will see this name and immediately question in your mind if you have ever heard of a receiver by the name of Austin Carr. But, let me tell you, he is there, and he is unproductive.
Because of the early season injuries to Keith Kirkwood and Tre’Quan Smith, the Saints were forced to turn to the three-year pro, Austin Carr in three-receiver sets. Throughout the course of the season, Carr ended up playing 18% of the Saints’ offensive snaps.
That might not sound like a lot, but of the six games he played in (three of which he started), Carr played a total of 188 offensive snaps for the New Orleans Saints in 2019.
That is quite the opportunity for a young wide receiver considering Smith only played in just over 450.
For 188 snaps, Carr had one reception for nine yards to show for it. To play in 188 snaps and catch one ball in crazy. Let’s put that in perspective. Tre’Quan Smith caught one pass in every 25 offensive snaps he played, even Ginn caught one in every 20 snaps.
The lack of production from Carr is beyond cause for concern, it’s cause for release. This is a player the Saints have to let go of, especially getting Kirkwood back next year.