Carr Joins Blue in Search of Super Run

Quick, can you name the only NFL club with two overall number-one picks at quarterback? You guessed it, the defending Super Bowl champion Giants. The Giants fulfilled one of their offseason goals of upgrading at backup QB by signing David Carr to an incentive-laden one-year, $1 million contract.

Carr, who was selected by Houston first overall out of Fresno State in 2002, has had a rocky career thus far, limited by inefficient offensive lines and injuries. Incredibly, Carr, who received four starts in Carolina last season, has been sacked 262 times in his six-year career.

Carr has played in 82 career games with 79 starts. He started all 16 games four times in his five seasons with the Texans, including the last three. Last year with the Panthers, he played in six games with four starts.

When given time, Carr has been a prolific passer. He has completed 1,316-of-2,206 passes (59.7 percent) for 14,026 yards, 62 touchdowns and 70 interceptions. His career passer rating is 74.4.

Carr's offensive coordinator his first four years in Houston was Chris Palmer, who is entering his second season as the Giants' quarterbacks coach.

"David Carr is a talented player who came out as the number one pick in the draft," Coach Tom Coughlin said. "He is a smart and athletic player who has put up some big passing game numbers. We look forward to working with him on the fundamentals of the game. We do have some technical things to work on, but we are anxious to work with him in our program. If we can place him in a positive environment, perhaps he can reclaim some of the things that people saw to draft him in the first round."

"He has a strong skill set for the position and he has a history with Chris Palmer," general manager Jerry Reese said. "He is here to compete for a job, and I am looking forward to seeing him compete."

While the club is saying that Anthony Wright and Jared Lorenzen will compete in training camp to be New York's third QB, the smart money is on J-Load remaining in the Big Apple and Wright heading out of town.

Texans free agent LB Danny Clark also visited Giants Stadium on Wednesday.


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