[NFL] David Carr Signs with Carolina

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The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent quarterback David Carr, the team announced Friday. Carr, 27, started all 16 games for the Houston Texans last year and completed a career-best 68.3 percent of his passes on 302-of-442 passing for 2,767 yards and 11 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. He was released by Houston last month.

Carr (6-3, 216 pounds) spent his first five NFL seasons with the Texans. He has played in 76 career games with 75 starts and completed 1,243-of-2,070 passes for 13,391 yards and 59 touchdowns with 65 interceptions to compile a passer rating of 75.5.

"Jake's (Delhomme) our starter, but we wanted to get the quarterback position as deep as possible and we feel David Carr is a talented quarterback," said Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney. "We want someone who can come in and give us the best chance to win. David felt comfortable with the situation and the people he met, and we're pleased he did."

The first overall pick of the 2002 NFL Draft by Houston ahead of Carolina's selection of defensive end Julius Peppers, Carr started all 16 games as a rookie and passed for 2,592 yards, the second-most for a rookie quarterback on an expansion team in NFL history. He set an NFL record in 2003 for consecutive starts by a quarterback on an expansion team with 23. In both the 2004 and 2005 campaigns, Carr completed more than 60 percent of his pass attempts and threw more touchdowns than interceptions.

Lets see how good he actually is behind a real offensive line. Quite odd that both the No. 1 and the No. 2 Picks of the Same Year draft are on a team. (Julius Peppers Being no.2) Hopefully He'll outshine Delhomme.... I hate him with a passion ever since he was with the Saints. and if the Panthers are able to get the TE in the draft, then Carolina will have a true Trifecta Passing threat.

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