The New Orleans Saints have not been good this season.
Through 12 games, the Saints have a record of 5-7.
Yet, they are still alive for the NFC South crown and a playoff berth.
One player who has not panned out as they had hoped is quarterback Derek Carr.
The Saints signed Carr to a lucrative contract this offseason.
But he has not been good in the first year of his four-year contract.
To make matters worse, Carr has consistently been injured this year.
On Sunday, he took a big hit that knocked him out of the game.
According to Adam Schefter, Carr has been placed in concussion protocol.
Saints’ HC Dennis Allen said QB Derek Carr is now in concussion protocol.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 4, 2023
This is the second time Carr has been placed in concussion protocol in the last month.
So, it makes sense that he is going to miss some time.
Recovering from concussions is different for every player.
But the Saints should be extra cautious for someone who has had two concussions in the past four weeks.
Now it looks like the Saints will turn the starting job over to Jameis Winston until Carr is healthy enough to return.
Most NFL fans know Winston as a big risk-taker.
He once threw 30 interceptions in a season, but he can help the Saints win games.
It is not crazy to think Winston has a higher upside than Carr.
He might be able to do more for the Saints offense than Carr could.
New Orleans needs to win as many games as possible to keep pace in the NFC South race.
It seems like they will have to find ways to win games without Carr under center.
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