Instead of the Big Apple, Derek Carr is heading to New Orleans. The Saints sign the former Pro Bowl quarterback to a deal worth $150 million, including $100 million in total guarantees, according to NFL Media. Carr, who structured his deal to accommodate New Orleans’ cap situation, gets $60 million at signing.
Recent reports suggested that Jets were the frontrunners to land Carr. Yet the Saints, who had been in the running to acquire him from the beginning, managed to lure the offseason’s top available quarterback. Carr all but confirmed the news by Tweeting “Who Dat” late Monday morning.
He also thanked Raiders fans again with a post on Instagram: “I will miss all of you Raiders fans also. Thank you for an amazing 9 years.”
The Raiders’ all-time career passing leader, Carr was a four-time Pro Bowl selection during his nine years with the franchise. A league MVP candidate prior to getting hurt late in the 2016 season, Carr led the Raiders to the franchise’s only two playoff appearances since 2002.
Carr was benched this past year after having one of his best seasons to date in 2021….