Texans Say They're Trying to Trade Carr

As the Houston Texans officially introduced new quarterback Matt Schaub at a news conference today, General Manager Rick Smith said the team is attempting to trade former starter David Carr.

The Texans have been listening to trade offers all offseason for Carr, the top overall selection in the 2002 NFL draft. Now it's clear, with Schaub taking over as the starter, that the club will either trade or release Carr. The Texans traded two second-round draft choices to the Atlanta Falcons, and switched first-round draft positions with them, to obtain Schaub and signed him to a six-year, $48 million contract that includes $7 million in guaranteed money.

"Matt is our starting quarterback," Smith said. "We're trying to help David find another place. We're trying to trade him today, maybe the next couple of days."

Carr threw 65 interceptions and was sacked 249 times in five seasons as the Texans' starter.

By Mark Maske |  March 22, 2007; 3:24 PM ET  | Category:  Texans
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Hey Detroit Lions! This is your guy! Get on the horn now!

Posted by: Long suffering Lions fan | March 22, 2007 4:47 PM

The new coach must have deemed him the problem. I do not believe Carr was the problem in Houston. He had to run for his life all his career and never had a running game to support him. Maybe he has Patrick Ramsey disease and holds the ball too long. Maybe I have it all wrong as Joey harrington is talking to CFL teams after starting and winning games in the NFL just last season.

Posted by: RobGreg | March 22, 2007 5:34 PM

Carr deserves another chance, just for the reason you say. Detroit is a possibility. So is Cleveland. Someone suggested Culpepper to Oakland which would reunite he and Moss unless they trade Moss.

Posted by: skinfanman | March 22, 2007 9:48 PM

McNair has maybe one good year left in Baltimore. The Ravens would be smart to get Carr-I think he would be an improvement over Boller.

Posted by: TimO | March 23, 2007 3:15 PM

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