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Derek Carr ‘Going To Do Everything I Can’ To Get Fit

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr backs Jameis Winston to deputize in his absence through injury sustained in Week 3.

Jameis Winston played in the second half of New Orleans’ loss to the Packers after Carr sprained his AC joint.

He had a decent, if unremarkable 10-of-16 passing line for 101 yards. However, Jameis Winston is under scrutiny due to the disappointing comeback win for Green Bay.

The way things played out for the Saints in the absence of Derek Carr at quarterback was rather unfortunate.


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Their first five possessions with Winston under center resulted in punts. As well as that, their final possession led to a missed field goal and defeat as a result.

Derek Carr says Winston did a good job with the situation he was given, and says he won’t play until he’s 100% ready.

“From what I got to watch; he did a great job,” Carr said.

“Jameis is a starter in this league. We have a couple guys that can start NFL football games in our room and Jameis is another one of those guys. Jameis came in — in practice I take every rep — and he did a great job of stepping in with no reps and playing good football. As he knows, in that role no matter where you’re at, when you’re called upon that’s the expectation. I thought he did a great job for what he was asked to do, absolutely.”


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“I do anything and everything I can with my rehab, everything with the trainers, I’m going to do everything I can to be out there with my guys and if I can play, I’ll play,” Carr said. 

“If I physically just can’t play, then I can’t play. But if I’m out there, that means I’m, you know, there’s no fear of re-injury, there’s no fear of this, there’s no fear of being able to help the football team. And so, I’m going to do everything I can to be out there but never hurt the team at the same time.”

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