Dennis Allen on Derek Carr: We’ll let that process take place, but we like the player

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The Saints are in the same spot that almost every team that loses a franchise quarterback is in: They continue to search for the heir apparent. New Orleans has started five different quarterbacks since Drew Brees retired after the 2020 season.

Carr visited New Orleans before his release Feb. 14 and met with the Saints again in Indianapolis this week. General Manager Mickey Loomis said Carr is “going through his process and we’re going through our process.”

Dennis Allen was the head coach in Oakland when the Raiders drafted Carr in 2014, though the two were together for only four games before the team fired Allen.

“I think he’s highly competitive; he’s highly intelligent; he’s got a great work ethic; he’s an outstanding leader,” Allen said, via Terrin Waack of “Those are all the qualities that I like about him, and those are qualities that we like in the quarterback position. We’ll certainly let that process take place, but we like the player.”

Carr spent nine seasons with the Raiders, making four Pro Bowls, but he started only one playoff game, which came in 2021. He also has met with the Jets and Panthers this week in Indianapolis.

3 responses to “Dennis Allen on Derek Carr: We’ll let that process take place, but we like the player

  1. The Saints are going through their process, meaning they are trying to figure out how to pay any QB before they pull the trigger on any offer to Carr.

  2. Dennis Allen and Pete Carmichael or Frank Reich and Thomas Brown. I know which I’d choose.

    If he picks either the Panthers or the Saints – which are probably the best spots for him – he gets to see the other at least twice a year for as long as he is there.

  3. I forgot Dennis Allen was still in the league, I don’t see him and Carr breaking any records anytime soon.

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