1. Carr would bring stability to the quarterback position
With what was objectively a bad 2022 roster the Atlanta Falcons were in a perfect position to win the division and host a playoff game. If they had been given even an average level of quarterback play from Marcus Mariota or Desmond Ridder it is easy to argue that this team could have won the NFC South.
With Kyle Pitts back healthy and a new wave of free agent and draft talent, the Atlanta roster is going to be much better in 2023. Add in a veteran quarterback like Derek Carr and it is hard to argue the Falcons wouldn’t be considered division favorites.
As a reminder the Falcons quarterbacks this season were outplayed by David Blough and P.J. Walker. Derek Carr isn’t a top-five quarterback and may not instantly make the Falcons Super Bowl contenders, however, his stable leadership at the most important position on the field changes the outlook completely for Atlanta.
Carr has been stuck in a division with Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes and still managed to lead the Raiders to the playoffs last season. In the right system, he is more than capable of putting up huge numbers and stabilizing a position in Atlanta that cost the team last season.