Earlier in the week, it was reported that the New York Giants and back-up quarterback David Carr had agreed to term on a new one-year deal. On Thursday, the Giants made it official, announcing that Carr had re-signed with the team.
“I like the room with he and Eli and whoever else is in there,” coach Tom Coughlin said earlier this month. “Don't forget, there's another side to David Carr. David Carr can run, he's fast, he's athletic, no matter who we're going to play he can be the opposition's quarterback and do it very well. He does a good job of it. He runs the option.”
The 33-year-old Carr often runs scout team drills and uses his mobility to prepare the Giants for other mobile quarterback in the NFC East, and provides starting experience behind Eli Manning. However, playing time in the Big Apple is rare for Carr as Manning has started 135 consecutive regular-season games.
Carr, the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Houston Texans in 2002, had been actively seeking a starting role, but with few position available, he opted to return with the Giants and continue his reign as the second best quarterback in New York.
Carr joins Curtis Painter, whom the team signed in late-January, on the Giants' QB depth chart.
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