Derek Carr says teams have mentioned bringing David in too


There are some teams that are thinking about adding a two-Carr garage this offseason.

Draft prospect Derek Carr told FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez and Phil Savage on SiriusXM NFL Radio that teams had mentioned the possibility of drafting him and signing his brother David as a package deal.

Derek said that he’s realized again how good his brother was during their workouts with Mike Sullivan (who coached David with the Giants), and thinks having the pair of them can only help.

“I wouldn’t want to step on anybody’s toes or anything like that,” Derek said. “But I think to have David and I on the same team, you get two things. First, you get a great quarterback, as coach Sullivan can testify. he worked us out and said it himself. Secondly, you’re getting a veteran guy who this will be his 13th year in the NFL who genuinely cares to help the rookie out. We’ll be doing it as our job, so there’s nothing more we’d care about than trying to make that team win.

“There’s so much positive things about having us both on the same team, that I don’t know why somebody wouldn’t think about it. And the truth is there are teams thinking about it, because they’ve been letting us know about it.”

While they might not match the Mannings (or the McCowns), Derek could aspire to his brother’s career.

David might not have lived up to his original draft status, as the top pick in the 2002 Draft, he has carved out a long run as a backup in the league, and that has as much to do with his ability off the field as on it.

While a team might want a non-Carr to park ahead of or at least between them on the depth chart, it’s doesn’t take a long look around to realize it isn’t the worst plan.

21 responses to “Derek Carr says teams have mentioned bringing David in too

  1. I would have thought that Derek aspires to having a successful NFL career. While his big brother has been in the league for many years, he would fall under the heading of a bust as a 1st player taken in his year.
    Derek can learn from his brother from the good and the bad but to anoint them as a package would be pretty scary. This is the sort of brilliant left field idea that Jimmy Haslem might have on a winter’s morning over coffee at the nearest Pilot Flying J.
    “Better make that a double espresso over twisted synapses”.

  2. Maybe Houston Texans to deja vu – deja vu.
    They could draft Clowney in the 1st and get Derek Carr in the 2nd and get David Carr for a cheese sandwich.

  3. David might have panned out a bit better if he didn’t spend the first few years of his career getting destroyed behind a terrible line on that expansion Texans team.

    Gee, do you think Derek might be making a play for his brother, maybe thinking that a team might think they have some negotiating power with him if they sign his brother?

    I could also see this as a potential problem. Those two together could create their own little group, maybe decide to listen to each other more than their coaches.

  4. Houston Texans should take this guy! Draft Defense then this guy and bring his brother back home where he belongs.. HOUSTON…. TEXANS… It’s Football Time in HOUSTON!!!

  5. Imagine a quarterback controversy between brothers. Yeah, that would be a healthy situation. Not.

  6. Agreed that David Carr could have done much more, maybe even have been among the top QB’s in the NFL, had he not taken the pounding that he did for several years in Houston, behind what was one of the most historically bad O-lines in the NFL. To weather that, and have a 13-year (and counting) NFL career says something about his toughness and determination.
    Also don’t believe he lasted this long in the NFL because he was an idiot or troublemaker either…

  7. What’s the big deal?

    – Derek is very comfortable with David and has been working with him this off-season learning how to be an NFL QB.
    – While David didn’t cut it as a starter, he can help make sure Derek doesn’t repeat the same mistakes.
    – Bringing on a guy who would be a true mentor doing everything in his power to help Derek succeed is MUCH better than bringing in a guy who wants to overtake him as starter.
    – David Carr was actually a decent backup even if he was a bust… you could do a lot worse for a 2nd/3rd string QB.

    It honestly makes a ton of sense. I think people just see “Carr” on the back of the jersey and freak out.

  8. I still believe David Carr can be a starter in the NFL. The guy never got a fair shot. He was with the Texans when they were awful, got beat up for years. I seen him in the pre season with Giants he played great with guys who not very good at all. I’m surprised no team has giving him another shot..
    You never know, look at a guy like Rich Gannon..
    Everyone thought his career was done then he goes to Oakland becomes NFLS MVP and becomes the best QB in the NFL for 2 years..
    Now if his own coach didn’t rig the Superbowl he may have a ring too…
    But I know Trey Wingo, Tim Brown, Jerry Rice and the whole rest of the team even some Bucs are lying

  9. This is the best story of the draft. The Carr brothers. No one promoting it. Much more real and unique interesting than Michael Sam or Johnny Manziel.

    The two players in this draft with stories that are bigger than football are Derek Carr and Mike Evans. I’d love to see them both get more recognition.

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