On Wednesday, New York City was all atwitter about the Jets’ acquisition of what they called a backup quarterback.
The other team that calls MetLife Stadium home solidified the second spot on their depth chart Thursday, but there don’t figure to be any Carr-related puns on the back pages of tabloids come Friday morning.
The Giants announced that they have re-signed David Carr to serve as Eli Manning’s backup for a second straight season. It’s the third year in the last four that Carr has filled that role with a one-year sabbatical in San Francisco in between his Giants stints. The former first overall pick didn’t play a snap for the Super Bowl champions last season.
“I feel really comfortable here,” Carr said in a release sent out by the team. “I know that if given the opportunity and put in the position to play on this team, I would do well. That’s also a comforting feeling knowing that if you get into the game, you’re in there, first of all, with the world champions, so how can you go wrong? And secondly, to know that you’re going to go out there and succeed is also a positive.”
It’s safe to say that Carr will be the less talked about backup quarterback in the Meadowlands this season.