Saints Rumors: NOLA ‘would make sense’ as landing spot for Derek Carr
Saints rumors are going to revolve heavily around the quarterback position this offseason and the latest name to be linked to New Orleans is current Raiders quarterback, Derek Carr.
According to Ian Rapoport, Carr’s future with the Raiders depends on whoever is hired as the next head coach. Jon Gruden resigned midway through the 2021 season due to leaked emails yet the Raiders persevered and find themselves in the playoffs with an interim head coach.
Carr has played well this season despite all of the drama going in Las Vegas, throwing for 4,804 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He has his ups and downs, but what quarterback doesn’t? He’d easily be an upgrade over any of the quarterbacks on the Saints’ roster.
Rapoport finished his article by mentioning the Saints as a potential destination for Carr:
"Among the teams who would make sense for Carr are the Saints, Texans and perhaps the Colts, should they decide to move on from Carson Wentz. If Carr is, in fact, available, he will likely garner more interest than that."
Saints Rumors: Derek Carr to New Orleans?
Carr has one year remaining on his contract and it’s likely whoever acquired him would extend him, as he’s turning 31 in the offseason and showing he still has plenty of solid football left in him.
New Orleans should be an appealing landing spot for any of the quarterbacks looking for a new home this offseason, as they have a stout run game, solid o-line, and tremendous defense, not to mention one of the best head coach situations in the league. The only thing holding NOLA back from being a true contender is their quarterback situation.
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Carr could make a ton of sense in New Orleans and there’s a reason we’re already hearing him linked to the organization despite not even being on the market yet. This is definitely something to keep an eye on, Saints fans.