Derek Carr and Saints still have mutual interest

Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders
Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

With Derek Carr now a free agent, thing looked bleak for his potential future with the New Orleans Saints. We now know Saints fans still have hope.

Other than Super Bowl LVIl, the top story around the NFL was the future of, now former, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. The offseason has been in full swing for 30 out of 32 teams for a while now, with some more than others. When it looked like he was going to be traded, the New Orleans Saints seemed like the most likely landing spot, especially since the Saints were the only team Carr visited to this point.

Of course it later came out that Carr wouldn't except a trade to come to New Orleans, or anywhere else, and was to be released by the Raiders before his contract was to become fully guaranteed, making him an unrestricted free agent. While this may have felt like a kick in the gut to some Saints fans, all hope isn't lost for those who wish to see Carr in a Saints uniform.

On his most recent appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, lan Rapoport stated that there is still mutual interest between Carr and the Saints.

It doesn't get much more black and white than that, so to speak. It's since come out that the Saints and New York Jets have emerged as the two most likely landing spots for Carr's services as of this writing. With the Saints being $57.8 million over the cap, the most in the NFL, it'll take a little maneuvering for Mickey Loomis and company first before Carr can put pen to paper in New Orleans.

Of course if any general manager is up to the task, it's Loomis. With that being the case, it'll be interesting to follow along and see just what's in store for the future of Derek Carr, and the New Orleans Saints.