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.