Saints’ QB Derek Carr reveals his plan for Maxx Crosby in first game against Raiders

The New Orleans Saints will play the Las Vegas Raiders in 2024, and Derek Carr is already thinking about how to attack Maxx Crosby and his former teammates.
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr spent his first nine seasons in the NFL with the Las Vegas Raiders. However, like most sports stories, it didn’t have a fairytale ending. After four Pro Bowls, and a relocation, with the team, Derek Carr was released by the Raiders after the 2022 season. It didn’t take him long to land on his feet, though, quickly signing a four-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Carr, now preparing for his second season with the Saints after a 9-8 first year, is set to face the team that drafted him for the first time. While the official schedule hasn’t been released yet, teams do know their opponents and where the games will take place. New Orleans will host the Raiders, giving Carr his first matchup against the franchise he spent nearly a decade with.

The veteran quarterback recently did a Q&A on Instagram, allowing fans to submit questions, and a Raiders fans asked Carr if he was looking forward to playing former teammate Maxx Crosby next season. Carr answered that he can’t wait for the matchup, then broke down his elaborate scheme to get Crosby kicked out of the game.

Carr explained that he’s planning to start a fight with Crosby, punching him first, but making sure the referees only see Crosby’s retaliation. Then, Carr will accomplish his goal of getting Crosby kicked out the game.

Derek Carr looking forward to game against Maxx Crosby and Raiders

Obviously, Carr is joking. He has a great relationship with his trash-talking former teammate, so this elaborate scheme is just for laughs. However, it would benefit the Saints if Crosby was out of the game. Maxx Crosby is one of the best defenders in the NFL, coming off a 14.5-sack season. He makes life hard for opposing offenses and he’ll definitely try to do that against Carr and the Saints.