While Carter did lead the Cowboys to a 10-6 mark last year, he struggled down the stretch and in the playoffs. The Cowboys used a simplified attack to suit Carter last year, so it's hard to fathom why Jets GM Terry Bradway thinks the former Georgia quarterback is a good fit for the Jets' complex West Coast offense.
The signing comes one day after Jets coach Herman Edwards complimented former CFL star Ricky Ray for the job he did as the team's number two quarterback in Indianapolis in the Jets 31-7 victory over the Colts.
"He did a good job and moved the ball," said Edwards on Monday. "He managed the game pretty good. We didn't turn the ball over."
It's amazing that Ray didn't turn the ball over considering how poor his pass protection was in the second quarter when rookie tackle Adrian Jones gave up two blindside sacks to Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney.
Ray and Brooks Bollinger have been battling for the backup job. Bollinger is currently nursing a knee injury, but returned to practice Monday, and could be available for Friday's preseason game against the New York Giants.
Both Ray and Bollinger have been victimized by the Jets' shaky backup offensive line situation in the first two preseason games and throughout training camp, and it has hurt their effectiveness. But it's apparent Bradway doesn't seem to care even though the backup offensive line situation is his fault.
It looks like Ray or Bollinger could be in trouble with Carter's signing.