NFL writer believes Saints’ quarterback situation 'could get ugly real soon'

As the New Orleans Saints prepare for the second year of the Derek Carr era, there’s a belief that things could quickly go bad at the quarterback position.
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While the New Orleans Saints entered the offseason with several things to address, the quarterback position was squared away. New Orleans knew it would be entering year two with Derek Carr. After signing the veteran quarterback, last offseason, to a four-year deal worth $150 million, Carr is under contract for three more years.

Carr’s first year with the Saints was a bit underwhelming as he battled injuries, but he still managed to start all 17 games and put up solid production. In those 17 games, Derek Carr completed 68.4% of his passes for 3,878 yards, 25 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. However, New Orleans finished the year 9-8 and missed the playoffs.

Preparing for the 2024 season, the Saints are a team with no quarterback worries. Brad Gagnon explained that in a recent piece for Bleacher Report, gauging where each team’s quarterback situation is on the panic meter heading into the 2024 NFL Draft. New Orleans’ rating was “low” since the team is locked in with Derek Carr, however, Gagnon ended his Saints’ take by saying, “It could get ugly real soon, though.”

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Gagnon didn’t explain why things could get ugly soon in the New Orleans’ quarterback room, but it’s easy to assume why. The Saints have a lot of money committed to Derek Carr over the next couple of years. If he doesn’t deliver this upcoming season, and assures the Saints that he’s the quarterback for the next few years or so, New Orleans will find themselves in a tough situation.

For starters, the team will be on the hook for a lot of money. More importantly, the Saints won’t have a quarterback. Without a quarterback, teams aren’t accomplishing much in this league. Add in the fact that New Orleans is likely to lose all of its core veterans in the next two years, and it’s clear that the Saints could soon find themselves in a terrible situation.