The Athletic recently reported that the New Orleans Saints have proposed an incredibly rich trade package to acquire Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. This proposed move has sent shockwaves through the NFL, and left many fans and analysts wondering if this is a wise move for the Saints. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the details of the trade proposal and discuss why it might or might not be a good decision for the Saints.
The Athletic proposes a trade that would send Derek Carr to the Saints
The Saints would be giving up too much in the proposed trade
The Athletic has proposed a trade that would send Derek Carr to the Saints. While the Saints could benefit from having an experienced quarterback like Carr, they would be giving up too much in the trade. The Athletic has proposed that the Saints give up their first-round pick and two second-round picks in exchange for Carr. This is simply too much to give up for one player. The Saints are already short on draft capital and giving up such high picks for one player would leave them with a significantly weaker draft class than their division rivals.
Furthermore, the Saints already have a quarterback in Drew Brees, who has been with the team since 2006. Brees is a future Hall of Famer and one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history. Trading away three of their high draft picks to acquire another quarterback who is not nearly as experienced or accomplished as Brees would be a huge risk.
Finally, the Saints have plenty of other needs to fill this offseason. Trading away three high draft picks for one player would leave them with very little room to improve their team in other areas. Given all of these factors, the Saints should look to other options to improve their team, rather than make this trade.