Reports: Derek Carr agrees to 4-year deal with New Orleans Saints
Update: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the Saints and Derek Carr have agreed to a four-year, $150 million deal.
The #Saints & Derek Carr agreed on a 4-yr deal for $150M with $100M in total guarantees, per me & @MikeGarafolo. He gets $70M effectively fully guaranteed ($60M at signing, another $10M in Year 3 vesting after Year 1). Carr structures his deal to accommodate Saints’ cap issues. pic.twitter.com/vs6qaBh7rg
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2023
According to multiple reports, Derek Carr has chosen his next destination.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday morning that the former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback is nearing a deal to sign with the New Orleans Saints.
“Saints have emerged as the front runners to sign former Raiders’ QB Derek Carr and an agreement could be reached as early as today, per league sources.”
There is some connection between Carr and New Orleans. Current Saints head coach Dennis Allen was Carr’s coach in Oakland during the quarterback’s rookie season. Allen lasted four games before he was fired by the Raiders.
Dennis Allen was Oakland’s head coach when the Raiders drafted Derek Carr in 2014, and the two now would reunite in New Orleans as the Saints’ HC-QB tandem.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2023
How the Raiders’ tenure ended for Derek Carr
With two weeks remaining in the 2022 season, the Las Vegas Raiders made the surprising decision to bench long-time starter Derek Carr. The Raiders drafted Carr in 2014, starting 142 games for the Silver and Black. Over his nine years as the team’s starter, he threw for a franchise-leading 35,222 passing yards and finished with 62-78 record. He technically made the playoffs twice, but the first appearance he did not play because he was injured by the time the postseason rolled around.
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