Derek Carr signs with Saints after Raiders release

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Derek Carr signs with Saints after Raiders release

Four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr is signing with the New Orleans Saints, per ESPN's Dianna Russini.

Two days after the 2022 season, the Las Vegas Raiders released Carr.

The Raiders had a trade deal in place with the Saints but Carr forced his release after telling the Raiders he would not accept a trade to any team. Now, Carr is signing with the Saints and his new team didn't have to give any resources to sign the 31-year-old quarterback.

In New Orleans, Carr is reuniting with coach Dennis Allen. When the Oakland Raiders drafted Carr in 2014, Allen was the team's head coach. Now, Carr is set to again be coached by Allen.

Carr wants to win a Super Bowl

The New York Jets and Carolina Panthers were also mentioned as potential suitors for Carr.

In the end, Carr decided to sign with the Saints. Before being released by the Raiders, Carr was very open when asked where he would like to end up. “I just want to win. There’s a lot of teams that want to win. I’m just looking for teams that have made that decision consistently, that they’ll continually choose to do whatever it takes to put a winning program out there.

And so, for me, I just wanna win a championship. That’s at the forefront of my mind. It’s not money. It’s not this; it’s not that. I just want to win. I’ve thrown for the yards. I have the records. I’ve done the Pro Bowls.

It’s fun, and I’m thankful for all of it. But, as you guys have known me, that’s not at all why I do it. I want to win a championship. So that’s on the forefront. That doesn’t guarantee wherever I go to we can automatically do it, but I’m just trying to find the place where I have the best chance possible," Carr explained.