Longshot quarterback options who could make Saints a contender in 2022

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3. Derek Carr

All fanbases for the most part whine about their quarterback and the Raiders fanbase is no exception to that rule. They’re constantly livid about Derek Carr, who has been the starting quarterback of the Raiders since the 2014 season.

It’s not all undeserved, as Carr has yet to lead the Raiders to the playoffs (he was injured the one time they made it) and tends to choke in big moments. Be that as it may, he consistently puts up good numbers and has been one of the few bright spots of the Raiders in recent years.

This year, Carr has 3,041 yards, 16 touchdowns, and nine interceptions and the Raiders are sitting at 5-5 after a 5-2 start. While there’s no official buzz on Vegas being interested in trading Carr, they’ll have a new head coach next year and this could be the time for them to ship him off and start over at the quarterback position.

Acquiring Carr in a trade would be difficult for New Orleans since they don’t exactly have the draft capital to make it happen, but a second-round pick this year and next year might be enough to land him.

Carr isn’t a star by any means but he’s under the radar every year. He’s rarely had a good defense during his time with the Raiders and he’d have that in New Orleans, which would put less pressure on the guy.