Did Derek Carr simply take a shot on the Raiders?
Saints quarterback Derek Carr needs the Raiders to know he’s thriving on his new group. Nothing however successful vibes right here.
Derek Carr joined the New Orleans Saints earlier this offseason and hasn’t seemed again since. Effectively, he’s seemed again just a few instances to flip the bird to his old team, the Las Vegas Raiders, after they unceremoniously shoved him out the door.
Following 9 seasons in Las Vegas, Carr agreed to a four-year, $150 million cope with the Saints again in March. The deal appeared to learn each side: NOLA acquired a confirmed Professional-Bowl-caliber quarterback to get the franchise again to successful methods, and Carr received a much-needed change in surroundings.
Carr lately spoke about life within the Saints facility, saying that switching groups has “rejuvenated” him and given him a “breath of recent air,” recent in comparison with the stale oxygen that hardly stored him alive in Vegas.
Derek Carr:”Being on this constructing has rejuvenated me. It’s been a breath of recent air.” #Saints
— Rod Walker (@RodWalkerNola) May 23, 2023
In his final season with the Raiders, Carr threw for 3,522 yards and 24 touchdowns in opposition to 14 interceptions in 15 video games, stumbling to a 6-9 document earlier than backup Jarrett Stidham took over for the ultimate two video games.
Derek Carr is slowly getting over his trauma from the Raiders
Drafted by the Raiders in 2014, Carr spent practically a decade serving to Las Vegas climb to the highest of the AFC West however solely managed to complete with two successful seasons, one in 2016 and one in 2021.
Quarterback wins are roughly an unimportant stat (tell that to the Chargers social media team), and regardless of staying wholesome all through his total stint with the Raiders, Carr appeared to have a clear-cut ceiling in Vegas.
Whereas the Raiders are going via their Patriot-ization this offseason, the Saints have been choosing up just a few notable ex-Raider gamers together with Carr and tight finish Foster Moreau.
The tip of the Drew Brees period noticed the Saints frantically attempt to patchwork their quarterback room with the likes of Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton; after Howie Roseman the Philly wizard snuck off with their draft picks final offseason, New Orleans’ greatest wager was to discover a dependable veteran to maintain the franchise aggressive within the short-term. Derek Carr is that man, and each side couldn’t be happier.
Emotions could change relying on how the 2023 season shakes out, nevertheless it seems as if Derek Carr has come out of this offseason reborn as a brand new quarterback. Out west, the Raiders have already moved on and given Carr’s old number to someone else on the team — probabilities, are, Carr couldn’t care much less.