Drew Brees approves Saints' decision to sign Derek Carr

Brees hopes the Saints have struck gold with Carr.

by Dzevad Mesic
Drew Brees approves Saints' decision to sign Derek Carr

New Orleans Saints legend Drew Brees believes Derek Carr is "a great fit" for his former team. After the Las Vegas Raiders released Carr, the Saints and Carr agreed to a four-year, $150 million deal. Since Brees retired, the Saints haven't been able to find a long-term solution at the quarterback spot.

Carr is a four-time Pro Bowler and Brees believes the Saints may have finally found their long-term solution at the starting quarterback spot. “I think it’s a great fit. I think it’s a great fit for him, great fit for the Saints.

I’ve always been impressed with Derek Carr. I think he’s been in a pretty dysfunctional situation, I think we all recognize that. Look at all that’s happened to the Raiders from a personnel perspective, all the controversy, I think he’s caught the brunt of that unfairly in a lot of ways," Brees said on The Dan Patrick Show, per Sports Illustrated.

Brees: Carr has the ability to run well the Saints offense

In 2021, Carr had his career-best season statistically. But after the Raiders hired Josh McDaniels to be their head coach, Carr's numbers decreased in 2022. But if Carr plays his game with the Saints, Brees feels it will turn out well for both sides.

“I’ve been impressed watching him play. He certainly has the ability to take an offense like what the Saints run and execute that well. Put a lot on his plate, where in many cases you’re going up to the line of scrimmage with multiple plays, the ability to check into multiple plays.

Jon Gruden’s offense which he came up in was the same offense that we run. That West Coast-style, but the ability to ‘Hey we’re not going to run a bad play.’ That’s always the philosophy. We’re going to get out of bad plays, get into good plays, you have to be a smart quarterback to recognize that. I thought he’s always done a good job of that," Brees explained.

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