NFC South QB power rankings heading into Week 1

Where does Derek Carr stand in a somewhat average NFC South quarterback room?
New Orleans Saints, Derek Carr
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1. Derek Carr, Saints

It is very difficult to put anyone other than Derek Carr at the top of this list, and not because this is a Saints-based outlet. No, Carr is unequivocally the best quarterback in the division. Barring a ridiculous rookie campaign from Young, it's likely we see Carr stay atop this list for the majority of the season.

How can you argue against a guy who comes to New Orleans as the all-time leading passer in the history of the Raiders? He's thrown for over 4,000 yards in four seasons as a pro, also making four Pro Bowls. He's by far the most accomplished on this list, and has some left in the tank. How much does he have left? Well, this year will tell us a lot about the answer to that question.

The biggest question for Carr is whether he can perform at a high level even though he might not have elite weapons by his side. Michael Thomas is attempting to come back and show he's still a valuable asset to this team, while Alvin Kamara could be on a downward trend and gunning toward the end of his career (while also starting the year suspended).

Chris Olave looks like the only stable offensive weapon for this team outside of the touchdown-scoring prowess of Jamaal Williams. Can Carr prove he's good enough to do it regardless?