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Former Raiders QB Derek Carr Signs 4-Year $150M Deal With Saints

Derek Carr is determined to score Super Bowl championship ring with the New Orleans Saints.

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Former Raiders QB Derek Carr. Image Credit: NFL/Las Vegas Raiders/Derek Carr/Trill Mag/Cristina Santiago

The number 4 is definitely Derek Carr’s lucky number! On March 6, 2023, the QB officially closed his 4-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. Sports fanatics on social media are ecstatic about this change, creating multiple reaction videos, expressing how much of a good move this is for Carr. 

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Derek Carr is no stranger to the Saints. Head football coach of the New Orleans Saints, Dennis Allen, was once Carr’s coach for the Las Vegas Raiders, making this a reunion to remember! After reaching an agreement, it was announced that Carr would receive $150 million for the next four years, in which $70 million is agreed upon at signing and another $10 million guaranteed for the first year of the deal. 

Nonetheless, the Saints are welcoming Carr with open arms. “Derek’s experience, leadership, and skillset will be an asset to our offense,” Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said during an exclusive interview with the Associated Press.

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End of an Era

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New Orleans Saints welcome Derek Carr to the team. Image Credit: NFL, New Orleans Saints, Derek Carr.

When one door closes, eventually, another one will open; just ask Derek Carr. On Feb.14, 2023, the Las Vegas Raiders released the veteran QB due to declining to waive a no-trade clause in his contract. Granted, the Raiders were forced to trade or release Carr at a specific date to avoid having $40.4 million of his contract over the next two years fully guaranteed. However, this is an unfortunate situation.

“We have a lot of respect for Derek Carr and what he has meant to the Raiders organization for the last nine years. Derek has done great things in this league and we’re thankful to have been able to work with him this past year. He is a true professional and we appreciate his hard work in striving to produce the results we all desire. We wish Derek and his family all the best in the future.”

Josh McDaniel, Dave Ziegler, USA Today

Derek Carr Career Stats

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Throughout the past nine years, Derek Carr has scored 217 passing touchdowns, 35,222 passing yards, 99 passing interceptions, 3,201 passing completions, 4,958 passing attempts, and 264 passing sacks.

2022

  • Passing Yards: 3,522
  • Passing Touchdowns: 24     
  • Passing Interceptions: 14     
  • Passing Completions: 305   
  • Passing Attempts: 502   
  • Passing Sacks: 27     

2021

  • Passing Yards: 4,804
  • Passing Touchdowns: 23     
  • Passing Interceptions: 14     
  • Passing Completions: 428   
  • Passing Attempts: 626   
  • Passing Sacks: 40     

2020

  • Passing Yards: 4,103
  • Passing Touchdowns: 27      
  • Passing Interceptions: 9        
  • Passing Completions: 348    
  • Passing Attempts: 517    
  • Passing Sacks: 26      

2019

  • Passing Yards: 4,054
  • Passing Touchdowns: 21     
  • Passing Interceptions: 8       
  • Passing Completions: 361   
  • Passing Attempts: 513   
  • Passing Sacks: 29     

2018

  • Passing Yards: 4,049
  • Passing Touchdowns: 19     
  • Passing Interceptions: 10     
  • Passing Completions: 381   
  • Passing Attempts: 553   
  • Passing Sacks: 51     

2017

  • Passing Yards: 3,496
  • Passing Touchdowns: 22     
  • Passing Interceptions: 13     
  • Passing Completions: 323   
  • Passing Attempts: 515   
  • Passing Sacks: 20     

2016

  • Passing Yards: 3,937
  • Passing Touchdowns: 28     
  • Passing Interceptions: 6       
  • Passing Completions: 357   
  • Passing Attempts: 560   
  • Passing Sacks: 16     

2015

  • Passing Yards: 3,987
  • Passing Touchdowns: 32     
  • Passing Interceptions: 13     
  • Passing Completions: 350   
  • Passing Attempts: 573   
  • Passing Sacks: 31     

2014

  • Passing Yards: 3,270
  • Passing Touchdowns: 21     
  • Passing Interceptions: 12     
  • Passing Completions: 348   
  • Passing Attempts: 599   
  • Passing Sacks: 24     

Derek Carr’s New Beginning

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“I once said that if I’m not a Raider I would rather be at home and I meant that, but I never envisioned it ending this way.That fire burning inside of me to win a championship still rages. A fire no man can extinguish; only God. So I look forward to a new city and a new team who, no matter the circumstance, will get everything I have. Winning a championship is what I’ve always wanted and what I will continue to work towards.”

Derek Carr, ABC News

As we know, a new NFL season is amongst us, and Derek Carr is hungry for a Super Bowl ring! The Saints QB finished the 2022 season as the 22nd most accurate deep ball passer in the league. In 2023, it’s possible he could become top ten. This new shift, environment, team, and energy will ultimately allow Carr to possibly score a Super Bowl championship!

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