Having a starting-caliber quarterback could take you a long way in the National Football League, especially if you’re mostly set at every other position.
That seems to be the case with the new-look New Orleans Saints, a team that already boasted a solid defense and some prominent piece in the offense, but that was lacking a solid QB.
And while Derek Carr isn’t Drew Brees by any means, I believe we can all agree that he’ll be a massive upgrade over Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton, and Taysom Hill at the QB position.
If you don’t take our word for it, then just take a look at what oddsmakers think, as Carr’s addition really shook things up in Las Vegas.
The Saints went from +2000 odds to +1100 odds to win the NFC next season, trailing just the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, and tying them as the fourth-best team in the Conference with the Detroit Lions.
Does the addition of Derek Carr make the Saints legit Super Bowl contenders? (via @NFLTotalAccess) 🤔 pic.twitter.com/K4fGBx7b8J
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 7, 2023
Needless to say, that would also mean that they’re the biggest candidate to take the lesser NFC South by storm, which doesn’t seem like a surprise, considering those teams’ current picture.
All of their rival teams don’t even have a starting QB as of now, not to mention their defensive woes.
Carr has been in the spotlight for the better part of his career, and not even all those game-winning drives have been enough to silence his critics.
Now, he’ll have the ultimate chance to prove that he can be a star in this league.NEXT: Chris Broussard Discusses Derek Carr In A Weak NFC