The decidedly uninspired David Carr era in Carolina came to an even less ceremonious end yesterday, as the ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that No. 1 pick of the 2002 NFL Draft was released by the already QB-thin team, which just last year signed him to a two-year deal to compete with Jake Delhomme and whichever 90-year-old passers they were intent on picking up midseason.
Turns out the Panthers aren’t too pleased with his QB rating hovering somewhere in the mid-50s and, despite the gloves, his puzzling disinterest in jazz hands.
Carr now joins Byron Leftwich, released earlier this month by Atlanta, as starters at the end of the 2006 season who have already blown their second chance with another team after one dismal year.
Are there any teams left willing to take a flier on one of these two? What kind of sartorial flourish can Byron offer? GMs will want to know.