When Derek Carr signed with the New Orleans Saints, many thought it would be the move to get them back into contention in the NFC. Despite all of the national media talking up the move for the Saints, fans of the Las Vegas Raiders had a different opinion. They had seen Carr struggle to live up to the hype year after year and were happy to see the team’s former franchise quarterback leave town.
Now, just 13 weeks into his tenure with the Saints, things are not going well for Carr. He has not looked the part of a player that can take New Orleans back to contention. In fact, there are some that believe he should be benched in favor of Jameis Winston.
After Week 13, Raiders fans did not hold back any longer. They started brutally ripping into their team’s former quarterback.
Raiders Fans Don’t Hold Back On Saints Quarterback Derek Carr
Here are just a few of the tweets that Raiders fans were sending out about Carr on X.
I spent my Sunday working but seeing that Derek Carr’s team with a better defense has the same record as the Raiders with an interim coach and rookie QB is hilarious. I was told a defense would make him a Super Bowl winner https://t.co/OrlYSUw2QZ
— Drew has no sources (@Raiders2Mainey) December 4, 2023
Remember those people saying the Raiders held back Derek Carr
Carr is what Carr is no matter the team
— JBAYDOG (@basingerj7) December 3, 2023
Aidan > DC. Yep said it don’t care what anyone thinks about it either 😂🏴☠️ #RaiderNation
— Graphk Raider (@GraphkRaider) December 3, 2023
Obviously, Las Vegas fans are very happy that they don’t have Carr under center anymore. The Raiders seem to be headed in the right direction with interim head coach Antonio Pierce leading the way. If they make the right moves in the offseason, they could be back in playoff contention next season, although a lot will depend on the quarterback situation.
As for Carr and the Saints, they are locked into what could end up becoming an ugly marriage. New Orleans signed Carr to a massive four-year, $150 million contract in free agency. That deal could come back to bite the Saints in a very nasty way.
So far this season with the Saints in 12 games, Carr has completed 66.2 percent of his pass attempts for 2,761 yards, 11 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Those numbers aren’t going to get the job done for the contact that New Orleans is paying him.
All of that being said, the Raiders clearly made the right choice in moving on from Carr. While he did some good things for the franchise, he is not missed at all by Las Vegas.