Frank Reich Makes First Comments on Derek Carr Meeting

Tyler Maher
Carolina Panthers head coach Frank Reich met with Derek Carr on Tuesday.
Carolina Panthers head coach Frank Reich met with Derek Carr on Tuesday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Derek Carr has been making the rounds lately, meeting with the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints on Tuesday as well as the New York Jets (again) on Wednesday. Not surprisingly, the four-time Pro Bowler is in high demand after the Las Vegas Raiders decided to part ways with him.

While the Jets are already extremely high on Carr, they're not the only ones based on Frank Reich's comments after Tuesday's meeting.

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Carolina's new head coach was impressed with Carr, saying "He checks a lot of boxes that you're looking for at that position." He also said they had a "great meeting" and that Carr is a "good option," but the Panthers are still planning to explore other options as well.

While Carolina doesn't have many good internal options at the moment, the team could also look to add a quarterback through the draft. The Panthers currently hold the ninth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft but could look to trade up, potentially to the Chicago Bears at the No. 1 spot.

Carr would be a big step up from Carolina's recent batch of quarterbacks, which includes Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, P.J. Walker and Cam Newton. He's a far better passer than all of them and has some rebound potential coming off a down season with Las Vegas.

Time will tell if the Panthers decide to make a serious run at Carr this offseason or opt to go in a different direction, but it sounds like he could be a good fit for them.

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