Former Texans QB David Carr hired by NFL Media as analyst
By Ron Clements
David Carr, the quarterback selected by the expansion Texans with their first-ever NFL Draft pick in 2002, has been hired by NFL Media.
Carr will appear on NFL Network shows "Around the NFL" and "NFL Total Access," as well as "NFL Now," the league’s video service. Carr made his NFL Network debut on Wednesday, but his hire wasn't announced until Thursday evening.
Carr is the older brother of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who led all NFL rookies in passing last season. David Carr's career did not get off to such a good start.
Derailed by a porous offensive line, Carr lasted just five seasons in Houston before spending his last six NFL seasons primarily as a backup with the Panthers, Giants and 49ers. Carr's best season in Houston was in 2004, when the Texans won seven games with Carr throwing for 3,531 yards with 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
But the Texans won just two games the next season as Carr was sacked 68 times, the most since he was dropped 76 times as a rookie. The 76 sacks allowed were the third-most allowed in a single season.
Carr finished his career with 14,452 passing yards with 65 touchdowns and 71 interceptions, and 267 sacks.