The New Orleans Saints are reportedly interested in signing free-agent quarterback Derek Carr and want to “get something done” with him, and are “ready to do that,” according to ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler.
Carr, was recently released by Las Vegas after spending nine seasons with the team, leaving as the Raiders all-time leading passer.
Speaking on the Official Jets Podcast, Fowler said that some NFL teams wonder if Carr prefers to play in the NFC because there would be less competition to win. Fowler then mentioned that the Saints are “ready” to “get something done” with Derek Carr.
Carr has been busy meeting with several teams in Indianapolis, including the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, and New Orleans Saints. He reportedly had his second meeting with both the Jets and the Saints, while his meeting with the Panthers was his first.
Carr’s initial visit with the Jets went very well. However, it appears that the Saints may want to be the front runners to sign Carr. With the team “ready to do that,” according to the report. They will make a strong push to sign the veteran quarterback.
One factor that could help negotiations is Carr’s reported salary demands. Carr is seeking a contract worth approximately $35 million per year. That is pretty reasonable for a veteran of his stature.
Overall, it seems that Derek Carr is a hot commodity in the free-agent quarterback market, with multiple teams expressing interest in signing him. The New Orleans Saints, in particular, seem eager to add him to their roster and could be a strong contender for his services.