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In Addition to New York Giants, Two Other Teams Have Expressed Interest in QB David Carr

March 11th, 2013 at 8:45 AM
By Dan Benton

Quarterback David Carr has admittedly loved his time with the New York Giants, serving as the back-up to Eli Manning in four of the last five seasons. However, the former No. 1 overall draft pick is now looking for one last chance at starting in the NFL and, as it turns out, at least two teams may be willing to give him that opportunity.

'David Carr and Martellus Bennett Warm Up' photo (c) 2012, Marianne O'Leary - license:

Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger reports that two teams, in addition to the Giants, have expressed interest in Carr and one of them may be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Of course, the Bucs would make the most sense as former Giants quarterback coach Mike Sullivan is in his second season as their offensive coordinator. He had a great relationship with Carr during his time with Big Blue, and is obviously very familiar with Carr's athletic ability.

There has been little-to-no speculation on who the other team might be, although there are a number of teams around the league who could use a starting quarterback or at least a little competition at the position. One of them is the New York Jets, although it's almost a certainty they aren't interested – they're essentially stuck with both Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.

Should Carr leave via free agency, the Giants will be left with Curtis Painter as their sole back-up. They could stick with him, call old friend Ryan Perrilloux or look toward free agency to find a veteran to fill the void. They could also, as they've done in the past, draft a late-round QB or sign an undrafted rookie free agent as a developmental project.


Tags: Curtis Painter, David Carr, Eli Manning, Football, Mike Sullivan, New York, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, Ryan Perrilloux, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim Tebow

17 Responses to “In Addition to New York Giants, Two Other Teams Have Expressed Interest in QB David Carr”

  1.  The Original G Man says:

    Reposting some stuff:

    This bears repeating: only 3 DTs had more QB pressures over the last 2 NFL seasons than @CullenJenkins. #Giants @PFF

    The downside of Cullen Jenkins is his run defense. His 4.4 Run Stop % last season was 72 out of 83 DTs.

    Cullen Jenkins has a +26.1 @PFF pass rush grade over the past 2 seasons. The best grade by any Giant in that span is JPP with +13.0.

    After the Jenkins signing, the Giants now have $8,516,113 left in cap space.

    Safety market gets a little more cluttered as the Rams released Quintin Mikell.

    Also, the Cowboys are now $7M over the cap and will need to do some major restructuring by tomorrow afternoon. Redskins ($3.3M) and Saints ($1M) are also in the red.

  2.  The Original G Man says:

    The Giants will need to tender Cruz and the Brown boys by today. Their 3 tenders will total $6.225M, leaving us with $2.291M in cap space.

    •  Levito says:

      And they’ll need to have space for draft picks.

      •  The Original G Man says:

        Yeah, I think they need something like $4m for draft picks? But they don’t need the cap space for that until after the draft.

  3.  Krow says:

    So …

    Coughlin has said the team must improve their run defense.
    They signed Jenkins, and have been linked to other FA DTs.
    They released Boley.
    Showed Blackburn no love.
    Released Canty.
    We all know they don’t usually draft LBs high.
    And they have a history of signing FA LBs.

    To me this indicates that they’ve got their eye on a free agent inside linebacker.

  4.  The Original G Man says:

    Peter Kings suggests the best fit for both John Abraham and Connor Barwin would be … (WAIT FOR IT!) … the NY football Giants:

    •  Emperor Norton says:

      I don’t know what I was expecting on an Eagles fan board, but it sure wasn’t “TRADER TO ARE CITY!!!!”

      Ah, Philadelphia.

  5.  F0XLIN says:


    F0XLIN says:
    March 11, 2013 at 8:24 AM
    I still think we have room for another run stuffing DT. We can’t expect Rodgers to play much more than 10-20 snaps per game, who knows when Kuhn will be ready, Jenkins is purely a pass rush presence in the middle, and Austin showed next to nothing to excite last year.

    I watched every one of Austin’s 103 snaps last night and I counted 4 impact plays, the rest of which he was washed out, couldn’t come off a block, and if doubled…pushed back 8-10 yards off the line. I’ll consider last season his rookie year after not playing for over 2 years. Hopefully a full healthy off season will help him get some much needed strength and Nunn can teach him some technique about using leverage.

    •  Krow says:

      Jenkins is somewhat versatile, so he can play DE. But with all the DEs and DTs on the roster we’re coming to a point where more is less. I’m not sure we’re there yet … but we’re certainly close. And other areas need attention too.

  6.  The Original G Man says:

    Evan Silva predicts where all the UFA’s go:

    Predictrs NYG resign Martellus Bennett (4 years, $22M) and that they also sign Jags LB Daryl Smith (3 years $10m).

    Kenny Phillips goes to Carolina for 1 year, $3.5M.
    Canty to Carolina for 2 years, $4m
    Boley to TB 2 years, $4.5M
    Osi to Ten for 3 years, $20M

    •  The Original G Man says:

      I would think it odd if Canty and Phillips sign for something close to that. You’d think we’d able to swing that.

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