Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is rumored to go to the Saints, as his time in a Raiders uniform seem like over.
— FantasyPros (@FantasyProsNFL) February 3, 2023
After buying additional draft capital by buying and selling Sean Payton, the New Orleans Saints may very well be a participant within the commerce marketplace for quarterbacks this low season.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler famous that some groups curious about Carr will look to remodel his contract to facilitate a commerce with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Carr’s time with the Raiders has nearly actually come to an finish, barring some last-minute reconciliation between the 2 sides. He was benched for the ultimate two video games of the common season, partly as a result of his 2023 wage would have grow to be totally assured if he suffered a critical harm.
The four-time Professional Bowler despatched out a farewell message to Raiders followers on Jan. 12. Carr adopted that up with a cryptic tweet on Jan. 21. He stated it was the “hardest factor on this planet to not bounce on each interview and inform the entire reality” about what occurred on the finish of the season with the Raiders.
If the Raiders are going to commerce Carr, they’ll possible need to discover a associate earlier than Feb. 15. That’s the date his $32.9 million base wage for subsequent season. $7.5 million of his 2024 wage turns into totally assured on that date as effectively, nonetheless.
Carr stated in the course of the Professional Bowl Video games on Thursday he has no intention of extending that deadline.
The Saints, nonetheless, must do some excessive cap maneuvering to make as all the time. They’re at the moment $57.4 million over the 2023 wage cap. Jameis Winston and Jake Luton are the one quarterbacks beneath contract.
Tom Brady’s retirement has left the NFC South large open, one of many worst divisions within the NFL. All 4 groups within the division will possible be wanting on the quarterback market this low season. If Carr have been to finish up in New Orleans, nonetheless, they might immediately be favorites to win the division in keeping with Louisiana sports-books.
The Saints used Winston and Andy Dalton as their beginning quarterbacks this season. They mixed to throw for 3,729 yards, 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Carr threw for 3,522 yards, 24 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 15 begins for the Raiders in the course of the 2022 season.