Saints sign QB Derek Carr to 4-year, $150M deal
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints have signed free-agent quarterback Derek Carr to a 4-year, $150 million deal.
The $150 million contract includes $100 million guaranteed.
“We are excited to welcome Derek Carr to the New Orleans Saints,” said General Manager Mickey Loomis. “Derek’s experience, leadership and skillset will be an asset to our offense.”
“I had the opportunity to work with Derek at the start of his professional football career,” said Saints Head Coach Dennis Allen. “In addition to his talent, I admired his approach to the game, work ethic and commitment to get better every day in what were the formative stages of his career. From afar and when we played him as an opponent, I saw Derek’s development into one of the most productive quarterbacks in the National Football League. Derek is an outstanding addition to the New Orleans Saints and I can’t wait to get working with him and the rest of our team this offseason.”
The former Raiders quarterback met with the Saints twice in the past few weeks.
The first time in New Orleans. Carr brought his wife on the trip. The second time was in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine.
Dennis Allen coached Carr in Oakland.
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