Yesterday, it was announced that Derek Carr was granted permission to meet with the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints have struggled to find their footing at the quarterback position for the past several years.
Not only would Carr’s veteran presence be vital to their organization, but he also has a connection with the Saints’ head coach.
When Dennis Allen was the #Raiders head coach, he inserted a highly touted rookie into the starting lineup in 2014. That same player will visit the #Saints tomorrow. https://t.co/aocouS38la
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 7, 2023
Dennis Allen, the Saints’ head coach, has a storied history with Carr.
Carr was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2014, where Allen was the head coach from 2012-2014.
He was in charge of Carr’s first career start, throwing him into the Raiders’ starting lineup.
Ultimately, Allen didn’t work out in Oakland, seeing that he was fired after just five games in 2014.
Carr is looking for a fresh start, as he is nearly guaranteed to be split from the Raiders next season.
Will the Saints be the ultimate destination for Carr?
Carr has been the starting quarterback for the Raiders for the past nine seasons.
However, with just a record of 63-79 as their starter, including an 0-1 record in the playoffs, Carr’s enormous potential hasn’t quite materialized into an elite starting NFL quarterback.
Perhaps the Saints will be able to unleash Carr’s potential, given they have a few explosive offensive weapons at their next quarterback’s disposal.
Chris Olave was one of the best rookies in 2022, and he will only look to improve next season.
When healthy, Michael Thomas has proven that he is one of the best receivers in the league.
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