Several NFL teams were interested in signing Derek Carr this offseason after the Las Vegas Raiders released him, but he ultimately decided to join the New Orleans Saints.
During an appearance on his son’s podcast, Harvester Sports, Carr’s brother David shed some light on the veteran quarterback’s decision to move to New Orleans on Wednesday (h/t NOLA.com’s Terrin Waack):
“The team knew exactly what they wanted to do, like from the jump: We’re going to target Derek, we’re going to go after him and we’re going to get him. And they did, right? That means a lot as a veteran guy, to be wanted. You just came out of a situation where your team didn’t want you anymore. What’s the No. 1 thing you want? Well, you want to be wanted first of all. As as quarterback, I want someone that’s going to say, ‘You’re our guy. Come lead our team.’ Because you have to empower your quarterback that way.