Saints division rival favorites to land veteran quarterback

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

A division rival of the New Orleans Saints are the favorites to land an available veteran quarterback. Not just any rival though, the Saints most hated rival.

It's no secret that the NFC South is an absolute mess. The primary reason for this ineptitude is the uncertainty for all four teams at the game's most important position, and that includes the New Orleans Saints ever since the retirement of Drew Brees. Speaking of which, the Saints most hated rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are also in the market thanks to the retirement of another sure-fire Hall of Famer, Tom Brady. You may have heard of him.

As such, it's really no surprise that all teams in need of a quarterback will be all fishing for similar fish in the NFL sea. One of the most notable fish available is Derek Carr, who has played his last game with the Las Vegas Raiders. The betting odds have shifted for which team is the favorite to land Carr, and wouldn't you know it, it's the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers have passed the New York Jets as the betting favorites with odds of +350, which is notable considering the Jets were the favorites for a while.

For those keeping score at home, the Saints currently have the sixth-best odds for Carr at +650. There's still a lot of offseason to go, which includes the NFL Draft, which is about two and a half months away, if you can believe that.

While this news may not seem "ideal" for Saints fans on the surface, there's no reason to panic. Sure, Carr going to the Bucs wouldn't be the greatest turn of events, but we've seen first-hand all the holes that team has, and that was with Brady at quarterback. As for the Saints, if they choose to forgo the veteran quarterback route, that's exciting in its own right considering it feels like an eternity since the Saints have traveled down that path.

At the end of the day, we don't know anything at all about who the next quarterback of the New Orleans Saints will be, but with Super Bowl LVII around the corner and 30 NFL teams on the sidelines, we'll take any news we can get at this point.

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