Derek Carr Dec 18, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As Derek Carr gets familiar with his New Orleans Saints teammates after joining the team this offseason, it sounds like one player in particular has caught his attention: Left tackle Trevor Penning.

During a press conference this week, Derek Carr praised Trevor Penning for the way he plays the game, calling him a “very violent individual.”

“He’s a very violent individual,” Carr said according to the New Orleans Saints official team website. “He wants to be physical, he wants to assert his dominance in the run game, in the pass game, all those kinds of things. Cool thing too is, Cam [Jordan] came up to him, was talking to him about something after our set, and you hear him like, ‘Oh, yeah, yeah, I got you. That makes sense.’ So as aggressive as he is, he’s also willing to learn and grow as a player. I’m excited about him. He’s a different cat, but you don’t want everyone to be normal in the front when they’re protecting you.”

It’s certainly an interesting description of his new teammate, but Carr is certainly right in that those are all the traits you would want from someone whose job is to protect the quarterback.

[Las Vegas Raiders]