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Giants Backup QB David Carr Expected To Test FA Market

Giants backup quarterback David Carr, the former No. 1 overall pick, is expected to test the free-agent market later this month, Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. This according to a person with knowledge of Carr’s thinking. That person requested anonymity because neither Carr nor the team has publicly addressed his future with the Giants.

Carr hopes to listen to interest from other teams, the person said, and explore potential opportunities to compete for a starting job — which does not exist behind Manning, of course.

From the Giants’ perspective, they may be looking to get younger at the position. Manning is 32, and it could make sense to bring in someone younger than Carr, 33, as his back-up.

The Giants worked out a trio of quarterbacks last September — Josh McCown, Stephen McGee and Brian Hoyer — indicating they may have had their eyes open for a change at the spot. Drafting a quarterback in a mid or late round could also be an option. Curtis Painter, a reserve/futures signing last month, is the only other quarterback on their roster.

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3 Responses to “Giants Backup QB David Carr Expected To Test FA Market”

  1. Jason C. says:

    If the market on Matt Moore or Matt Cassell is as quiet as I expect I would like to see the Giants bring one of them in, this team will be built to win and will need a QB with experience as a backup that has proven he can win games in the league. Going young doesn’t make sense right now, Eli isn’t retiring in a year or two.

    • Jason C. says:

      I’m hearing that Matt Moore wants a chance to be a starting QB, good luck. It would be nice if players knew their limitations, then again in a league where an “offensive genius” like Ken Whisenhunt can trot out Shelley, Lampley or whatever the hell his name was at QB (the key being he has NO place in the league) maybe there is a place for him.

  2. DP says:

    A backup QB that can play is going to be needed. We know Eli is the ironman, however, you never know. His absence for any length of time would spell disaster, so the backup must be a legit player. It might be sound to begin looking towards the future with a mid-to-late draft pick of a prospect that can be developed as a 3rd QB over the next couple or few seasons. If so, it would be interesting to see if the Giants were to go the traditional drop-back prospect route or look into this new wave of mobile type athletic Quarterbacks.

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