Report: New York Giants Re-Sign Backup QB David Carr

Doug RushSenior Analyst IApril 3, 2017

Everyone thought David Carr was a goner for 2013.

With the rumors of him looking elsewhere, many felt he wouldn't be back with the Giants for another season.


New York Giants QB David Carr Will Test Free Agency; Tampa Bay Buccaneers ... #giants #nyg #nygiants #nfl #Buccaneers

— Giants 101 (@Giants_101) March 2, 2013


According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Carr re-signed with the Giants on Tuesday.

QB David Carr will remain with the Giants. Has agreed to re-sign as Eli Manning's backup.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 19, 2013

Terms of the contract were not disclosed at the time of the announcement.

Carr has been with the Giants since 2008, however, he left them in 2010 but came back to the team in 2011 to serve as the backup for Eli Manning.

With all of the options out on the market, Carr is honestly the best option to serve as the backup quarterback for the Giants.

Carr was the overall No. 1 pick back in the 2002 NFL draft by the Houston Texans, but the team never built properly around him, especially at offensive line.

In three of his first four seasons in the NFL with Houston, Carr was the most sacked quarterback in the NFL.

After leaving Houston in 2006, Carr played with the Carolina Panthers as their backup and started a couple of games for them until he landed with the Giants in 2008.

The Giants were reported to have interest in former Seahawks and Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, but he decided to sign with the Indianapolis Colts to be the backup for Andrew Luck.


Giants interested in Matt Hasselbeck but not likely to land him |…

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) March 18, 2013


Honestly, Carr made the right move in coming back with the Giants because I just didn't see what NFL head coach was going to offer him a starting role in 2013.

Some felt maybe with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if Josh Freeman faltered, or the Buffalo Bills with Ryan Fitzpatrick's departure.

But New York is the right spot for Carr at this stage of his career.

And in the end, I think he knew this as well, which is why he came back to Big Blue for one more year.