NFL-Kolumnist Adam Schein sieht die Saints als das Cinderella-Team für 2023. Die Verpflichtung von Carr hält er für einen genialen Schachzug:
"The fact that Carr, who signed in New Orleans after being released by the Raiders, remains a polarizing figure among NFL observers is baffling to me. Over his nine NFL seasons, he's proven himself to be a stud. He's a leader. He's clutch. He's the king of the fourth-quarter comeback, with 28 of those so far in his career -- no one in the NFL has had more since he arrived in the NFL in 2014.
The Saints went 5-6 in one-score games in 2022. Think of how much better their record might have been with Carr working his magic under center."
"They are going to take the wide-open NFC South in 2023 and win at least one home playoff game. And I wouldn't bat an eye if they reached the NFC title match."
Allerdings ist die Analyse zum Teil auch etwas oberflächlich:
"Speaking of depth, there is plenty at receiver, tight end and the offensive line."
Plenty of depth sehe ich auf diesen Positionen ehrlich gesagt nicht...