The New Orleans Saints quarterback, Derek Carr, will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in an away game during the 2023 season, aiming to beat them for the second time in his career. Carr has a record of 1-2 against the Jaguars, having lost to them in the Raiders’ last game at Oakland in 2019 and in a game last year.
Despite not knowing the specific date of the matchup, the Jaguars cannot underestimate Carr. He is considered to be a better quarterback than Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton, who were the top two quarterbacks on the Saints’ roster last season. Additionally, Carr will have the support of one of the best defenses in the league, with the Saints ranking fifth in points allowed and ninth in total yards in 2022. This will be the first time Carr has a top-10 defense in his career, and it could be the missing piece that the Saints need to return to the playoffs after a two-year drought.
While Jacksonville has proven to be capable of scoring high in the 2022 season, Carr will struggle without a solid supporting cast. Although this could apply to any quarterback, Carr is not on the same level as Patrick Mahomes or Joe Burrow, who have overcome less-than-ideal situations.
It remains uncertain how much of an impact Carr will have on the Saints in 2023. However, it is clear that the Jaguars should not take this matchup lightly if they hope to avoid leaving Caesars Superdome with a loss in 2023.