San Francisco 49ers Sign QB David Carr, Trade QB Shaun Hill to Detroit Lions

Daniel KablackCorrespondent IIIMarch 15, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  David Carr #8 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders on October 11, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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David Carr will be purchasing yet another new home.

According to multiple reports, the 49ers have signed QB David Carr, who played for the Giants last year as a back-up to Eli Manning.

They also traded QB Shaun Hill to the Detroit Lions for draft compensation.

This leads many to believe that David Carr may have the chance to take over the starter spot from Alex Smith, who took over the last half of the season after Shaun Hill was benched.

Last season, in a backup role, Carr recorded 225 yards and a touchdown with a 64 percent passer rating for the Giants.

The 6'3", 216-pound Carr played his first five years with the Houston Texans.

After putting up minuscule numbers with arguably one of the best receivers in the nation in Andre Johnson, he was signed by the Carolina Panthers.

The Panthers kept him for a year, during which he threw three touchdowns and five interceptions.

The Giants were the next to grab him as a decent back-up to Eli Manning.

Carr's best season came in 2004, when he threw for 3,561 yards, sixteen touchdowns, and fourteen interceptions.

For his career, he's completed 59 perecent of his passes for 14,366 yards, 65 touchdowns, and 81 interceptions.