Quarterback Derek Carr will, according to information from ESPN switch to the New Orleans Saints. The agreement between the 31-year-old and the Louisiana franchise could be completed on Monday.
Along with the New York Jets and the Carolina Panthers, the Saints are one of the three franchises that have been vying for Carr for the past few weeks.
The 31-year-old’s previous team, the Las Vegas Raiders, had previously allowed the quarterback to discuss a potential trade with other organizations. In early February, Carr reportedly met with several members of the Saints for two days.
The quarterback was fired from Las Vegas on February 14 after refusing to put a no-trade clause in his contract. In 2021, the quarterback revealed in an interview that he would like to end his career in Las Vegas.
Carr finished last season with 3,522 passing yards, the third-worst streak of his nine-year career, 24 touchdown passes, 14 interceptions (the most in a single season), a 60.8 percent completion rate (career-low), and an 86 passer rating .3 (career low).
The Raiders missed out on making the playoffs with a record of six wins and eleven losses.