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NFL.com Lists New York Giants’ David Carr as No. 21-Ranked Backup QB in NFL

July 13th, 2013 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Tell us we're drinking the Kool Aid, call us New York Giants homers and claim we're overly biased, but when NFL.com released their rankings of the league's back-up quarterbacks, we here at Giants 101 were shocked to see David Carr listed near the very bottom.

'David Carr and Martellus Bennett Warm Up' photo (c) 2012, Marianne O'Leary - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

20 quarterbacks from around the league came in ahead of Carr (ranked No. 21) including Seattle Seahawks' Brady Quinn, Cleveland Browns' Jason Campbell, Dallas Cowboys' Kyle Orton and, yes, even New England Patriots' Tim Tebow.

Carr was listed in the group called "Game Managers" along with Drew Stanton (Arizona Cardinals), Bruce Gradkowski (Pittsburgh Steelers) and the aforementioned Brady Quinn. All three quarterbacks were listed ahead of him, leaving him walking a fine line between "Game Managers" and "Ugliness."

"An uninspiring mix, but Stanton was poised to start for Arizona before Carson Palmer swooped in. Quinn has yet to prove he can guide a team out of dark corners, and Carr, at 33, is entering the swansong of his uneven-at-best career."

A former first overall draft pick with 11 years of experience in the NFL (94 games played), Carr is the prototypical (see: nearly perfect) back-up quarterback. There is no learning curve, he's been in the league for quite some time, has had success as a starter and is still young enough (33-years-old) to be productive if called upon. Of course, no fan of the Giants ever wants to see that occur because it would likely mean bad things for Eli Manning.

Still, to think Carr is the 21st-ranked back-up in the league seems preposterous — especially when some of those listed ahead of him have little to no experience or have never proven themselves capable of playing at the professional level.

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8 Responses to “NFL.com Lists New York Giants’ David Carr as No. 21-Ranked Backup QB in NFL”

  1.  BigBlueGiant says:

    My first reaction was.. Well, Carr isn’t that good.. Then after reading the list of the QB’s that are ahead of him…. What a travesty!

  2.  Krow says:

    David Carr threw 2 TD passes to Sinorice Moss. That is an incredible feat.

  3.  BillyS says:

    I understand he’s not the best back up, but some of those names ahead of him…geez.

    Tim Tebow had 1 decent run and the only reason he really got recognition was based on that 1 play against the Steelers. Other than that he’s done very little as a QB. Hell, he’s struggled to be a #3 QB at times. So 3rd stringers are better than Carr? Pft. Gradkowski has never done anything. And don’t even get me started on Brady Quinn.

    Quinn’s best stat line = 1,339 yards, 8 TD, 7 INT

    Carr’s best stat line = 3,531 yards, 16 TD, 14 INT (plus 300 yards on the ground)

    Let’s not forget that Carr played behind an insanely AWFUL offensive line. And for the sake of it…

    Tim Tebow’s best stat line = 1,729 yards, 12 TD, 6 INT, and 660 yards on the ground.

    This is just a joke. I realize it’s a popularity contest, but they just seemed to throw names on a list and that’s it. I’m sick of the Tebow love around the league. I bet he could go out and kill someone (ala Aaron Hernadez) and they’d try to claim it as self-defense.

    •  Krow says:

      No. They’d claim the guy was in league with Satan, and that Tebow was acting under orders from the Lord. He’d go on the witness stand and babble some story about the rapture. Yeah, no jury south of New Jersey would convict him.

      •  rlhjr says:

        The name Brady Quinn is a dead giveaway. The BS flag has to be raised.
        Tebo at least lead a team to a playoff win. Thing is we don’t every want to find out what Carr’s real rating is. I like the kid, but never want to see him due to a injured Eli.
        Mop up duty only please God.

  4.  fanfor55years says:

    NFL.com is no more credible than any other part of the media. These rankings are meaningless. We all hope Carr only does mop-up duty but he’s good enough to win a few games if we needed him to bridge the time until Eli returns from whatever sidelined him.

  5.  dremac82 says:

    George Zimmerman and Casey Anthony are invincible

  6.  GmenMania says:

    Carr is nothing special, but some of the names above him make no sense.

    First off, Chase Daniel? What has he ever shown to be considered a top-ten backup (he’s #4). He’s never made a start, nonetheless gotten really any meaningful snaps.

    On the same point, Tyrod Taylor? He has thrown for 197 yards in his career. No guy with that small a sample size should be considered the #16 backup in the league.

    I’m not a big Carr fan, but that list i pretty ridiculous.

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