Mickey Loomis: Derek Carr going through his process, we’re going through ours

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The Saints had another meeting with free agent quarterback Derek Carr in Indianapolis this week, but it doesn’t sound like anything is imminent on the contract front.

Carr also met with the Panthers and Jets as part of a search that is expected to take a while because teams and Carr are weighing all of their options heading into the start of the new league year. Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis suggested the two sides will continue to stay in touch as they move closer to making a decision about what direction to take in 2023.

“We had a good visit,” Loomis said, via the team’s website. “He’s going through his process and we’re going through our process, and we’ll see what happens.”

The Saints have started five quarterbacks since Drew Brees retired after the 2020 season and they’ve fallen short of the playoffs each year, so it’s clear that they need to come up with a lasting solution under center to return to success on the field. The next couple of weeks should bring a better sense of whether Carr has a chance of being that solution in New Orleans.

14 responses to “Mickey Loomis: Derek Carr going through his process, we’re going through ours

  1. Derek will do just the same for his new team as he did for the Raiders. He will always be a mid-level QB at best who plays not to get hurt

  2. Taysom Hill should be the QB, it’s really not hard to see the upside of that and really easy to see the downside of hiring another run of the mill veteran who couldn’t get it done elsewhere. Lamis Pickston, Out of Gas Red Rocket, Teddy Two Gloves, (insert next guy here) all failed QBs.

  3. Looks like Carr will be waiting until it’s clear what happens to the favoured QB of every team that’s just a QB away from a SuperBowl run, Aaron Rodgers, decides where he wants to go.
    Over 9 years Carr has occasionally shown up to take his team to the playoffs but wherever he lands should avoid overpaying as his ceiling is very much first round of the playoffs – two winning seasons out of nine tells it’s own story.

  4. Saints agreed to trade a pick to the Raiders to acquire Carr but Carr voided the trade at the end with his no trade clause thinking hed test the market as a FA then return to the Saints if he found nothing better and screw the Raiders in the process. Would be funny if the Saints are no longer interested when he comes crawling back to them.

  5. Carr was a small part of a much bigger problem in Raiderland. They will find that out soon enough. He’ll never lead the league in any category but he is an upgrade for about 16 teams.

  6. Derek Carr is basically Andy Dalton. Plays at a deceptively high level when everything around him is clicking, but crumbles when facing adversity.

  7. Derek Carr is a good qb. he hasn’t been done many favors by being a raider until recently. he’s not a top 5 guy but he’s a good qb. he can be consistently top 15 with a team around him.

  8. I wish him the best but IMO he isnt a great QB who makes some bad decisions and doesnt have a great arm.
    He can be okay at times but has always had a waning period where things went to hell for some reason for a while

  9. Carr has had insanely horrible defenses his entire career… He’s not a dude (they don’t grow on trees) who can carry a team like THAT… But, I do think if he had a top 5 D instead of a bottom 5 D, we might see that he’s actually better than anyone thinks.

  10. Andy Dalton and Derek Carr are both good players and good men and you could do a lot worse at QB.

  11. Must be Raiders fans talking. Carr is better than about half the Qb’s starting now and the Raiders made a mistake. He put up with that dump of a franchise for years with new coaches and offenses every couple of years and their horrible drafts putting nobody around him. They should be putting a statue of him outside the stadium for even having any winning seasons at all. He is not elite but he is quality QB.

  12. whodatjp says:
    March 1, 2023 at 6:36 pm
    Taysom Hill should be the QB, it’s really not hard to see the upside of that and really easy to see the downside of hiring another run of the mill veteran who couldn’t get it done elsewhere. Lamis Pickston, Out of Gas Red Rocket, Teddy Two Gloves, (insert next guy here) all failed QBs.

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    Agree with all but Teddy. He could have been the guy and showed it, but Brees held the franchise hostage Ripken-style when he should have hung them up. One year too late and now we’re stuck in QB purgatory.

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