Saints leader publicly recruiting veteran quarterback to join Saints
With Derek Carr linked to the New Orleans Saints as a free agent, one Saints player has been publicly recruiting the veteran quarterback to come to New Orleans.
The the future of, now former, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been the top story of the NFL offseason, to this point of course. After visiting the New Orleans Saints with a potential trade between the Saints and Raiders the goal, it was later reported and announced that Carr, who had a no-trade clause in his contract, 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.
Despite this, Carr and the Saints still have mutual interest, an interest that extends to Saints players as well. One of the players whose word carries the most sway, decided to tweet not once, but twice about the matter.
This really speaks volumes as to how the players also realize that their window may be narrowing without a quarterback and current array of talent on the roster, and honestly, it's easy to agree. It's especially easy since Cameron Jordan is the heart and soul of the Saints, and leader of not just the defense, but the entire team. Carr is far from perfect, but he is a proven leader that would be an instant upgrade, and SHOULD be the best starting quarterback the Saints have had since Drew Brees retired.
Of course with the Saints being $57.8 million over the cap, the most in the NFL, it'll take a little maneuvering of that talented roster for Mickey Looms and company first before Carr can put pen to paper in New Orleans.
The gist here is, if Derek Carr is the next quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, the roster will probably look much different than initially anticipated. Fortunately, the leader of the team would sign off on the move, which is a step in the right direction, and a positive sign.