David Duke Carr is the backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. In 2002, he was the first pick overall in the NFL Draft, being taken by the Houston Texans. Carr, who played his college football for Fresno State, was with the Texans from 2002-2006. After being released by Houston, he signed a two-year deal with the Carolina Panthers. With the Panthers, he suffered through various injuries and played poorly. He was released in February 2008 after one season and in March was signed by the Giants to a one-year, $2 million dollar contract. On 7th of March, 2010, he signed with the San Francisco 49ers team as a back up to Alex Smith.
In five seasons with the Texans, Carr started all but four games. With Carolina he appeared in six games. In 82 contests overall, he’s gone 1316 for 2206, completing 59.7-percent of his passes. He’s thrown 62 touchdowns and 70 interceptions. Carr’s compiled 14,026 yards in the air and has a QB rating of 74.4. His best season was in 2004 when he averaged 7.6 yards per completion and racked up 3,531 yards. He completed 61.2-percent of his passes and finished with a rating of 83.5.
Carr is a good-sized NFL QB at six-foot-three and 216 pounds. He is a fine athlete who runs well and possesses a strong arm. He offers a quick release and can throw bullets and tight spirals. He has the field covered when it comes to airing it out and offers a nice touch on short routes. Over the years, he’s developed some bad habits, including being prone to sacks, losing control of the ball and throwing too many picks. Having played with poor teams, he’s often found himself under a lot of pressure and has developed a penchant for moving too much and throwing on the run too often. He could be a very fine number two man for Eli Manning and the Giants, especially with their well-tuned offensive line protecting him.