A backup quarterback for Tampa Bay 

March, 2, 2013
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There's little doubt about Josh Freeman's starting spot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but there's plenty of doubt about his backups. All the Bucs have behind him are journeyman Dan Orlovsky and former Minnesota Golden Gopher Adam Weber. There's a chance they'll add another quarterback soon, though, and a former top overall draft pick at that.

"David Carr has been Eli Manning’s backup four of the past five years — Sage Rosenfels occupied that role in 2010 — but his tour of duty with the Giants is likely at an end," writes Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. "Carr, 33, will hit the open market and the Giants have already signed 27-year old Curtis Painter as a possible replacement."

Schwartz says that Carr could find a home in Tampa Bay. "Former Giants assistant Mike Sullivan is the offensive coordinator for the Buccaneers," he explains. "Carr wouldn’t mind seeing if he can compete for a starting job."

The idea of Carr starting in Tampa Bay is pretty silly -- his career numbers are almost all inferior to Freeman's, and the Bucs' quarterback is still only 26 years old. But as a backup, Carr could look good in pewter.

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