Derek Carr Jun 13, 2023; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (4) talks to the media after practice during minicamp at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Carr won’t have a player quite like Davante Adams in New Orleans, but players like Adams are a dime a dozen. At the same time, he’ll have a chance to work with perhaps one of the most promising young wide receivers in the NFL, Chris Olave. And Olave, who recently made an appearance on The Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Network, was asked about his first impressions of Carr as a player and a leader.

“Man, I love him. I love him as a person and he’s just a great leader on and off the field,” Olave told Rome Monday. “That’s what you ask for as a receiver, especially a young receiver. He’s definitely helped me better my game and better myself. We all know what he can do on the field. But just him being there for me off the field and even on the field, I feel like that helped me a lot and is helping us build our chemistry.”

When asked by Rome, Olave said his affinity for Carr comes from a personal and professional standpoint.

“He carries himself the right way, on and off the field,” Olave said. “So, that’s something to look up to and as a leader, something to look at. And just studying success, the just the years he’s been in the league, he’s been one of the top quarterbacks. And as a person, he’s just a great person with a great family, and that rubs off on people

The Saints finished last 7-10, good for third place in a rather weak NFC South. If Carr can come in and be that leader that Olave is referring to, the Saints will almost certainly do better than that mark.

[Jim Rome on Twitter]

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Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.