The era of Derek Carr with the Las Vegas Raiders is officially over.
After a month full of rumors and speculation, the team is shopping Carr around to NFL teams.
The first team to get a look at the Pro Bowl quarterback is the New Orleans Saints.
Sources: The #Saints invited QB Derek Carr for a visit and the #Raiders have granted permission for that to happen. The plan is for a visit tomorrow. Carr, who has a no-trade clause, is doing due diligence and no trade is imminent. pic.twitter.com/kMSPW2NKaT
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 7, 2023
With Ian Rapoport dishing out the report of this visit, it shows the Raiders are moving on from their quarterback in 2023.
The news has NFL fans reacting to Carr’s invite to the Saints.
For fans who think Carr isn’t an elite quarterback, they want to laugh at the Saints for wanting him.
Let’s all laugh at the saints who want Carr 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Rw (@TruthfulRaider) February 7, 2023
Another fan points out how poorly Carr played the last time he was in New Orleans.
The last time Derek Carr was in New Orleans pic.twitter.com/xkS0PEyV4p
— . (@LVDavante) February 7, 2023
However, one fan points out how how taking Carr is the same as keeping Andy Dalton.
Saints moving on from Andy Dalton to Derek Carr pic.twitter.com/anKxDPKvYj
— Sorta Optimistic New York Sports Guy (@JaycobMendez2) February 7, 2023
With one fan feeling that the Saints are stuck in rut, adding Carr will only make it worse in their opinion.
The Saints are already a team stuck in the deepest of holes. Why even dig it further when your championship window isn’t open?
Buckle up resources for the future and try again in some years.
— Alex | Packers Mx 🏈 (@Alexdlacueva) February 7, 2023
The potential meeting also has one fan wondering if this move is tampering.
Is that not tampering?
— 𝓦𝓾 (@17forMVP) February 7, 2023
While the reactions are all over the place, there is one thing that is set in stone.
This is how Carr controls where he will play in 2023.
With him having a “no-trade” clause, he is the only person who can complete any trade deal.
If he doesn’t wish to play for the Saints, he can decline any trade they give the Raiders.
Because of this, his situation is interesting, as the NFL gears up for Super Bowl 57.
While he controls everything, fans are eagerly awaiting what will happen with the Pro Bowl quarterback in 2023.NEXT: NFL Insider Names The First Known Suitor For Derek Carr