I'm not sold on the fact that David Carr can't make it in this league yet, in fact I think a fresh start is what is needed for him as well. Everybody wins, right? We'll see...
This can cause quite the ripple effect around the league and draft. The Texans are now open to move Carr more so than they were. One interesting scenario would be for the Raiders to make a deal for Carr and then draft Calvin Johnson. I'm already not totally convinced that the Raiders are set on JaMarcus Russell. I suspect the possibility of them taking Johnson first and then Drew Henson in the 2nd, filling two needs if Moss or Porter go (like the Chargers did with Tomlinson and Brees).
Of course you have the Lions, Browns, Vikings, and Dolphins that are looking. The Vikings or Browns may be the most logical landing spot while they are grooming or waiting to see if their young QB's are for real. Acquiring Carr may not stop one of these teams from drafting one of the top QB's but could make a difference. Or Carr could just be floating for a while waiting for a home.
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Texans close in on acquiring quarterback Schaub from Falcons
March 21, 2007
CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
The Houston Texans are close to acquiring Matt Schaub from the Atlanta Falcons.
A trade for the highly regarded backup quarterback was expected to be announced Thursday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal who requested anonymity because the deal hadn't been completed.
The person did not disclose the details of the trade. The Houston Chronicle and the NFL Network said the Falcons will get second-round picks in 2007 and 2008 and that the teams will swap first-round picks this year, with Atlanta moving from 10th to eighth.
"Matt's a restricted free agent," McKay, chairman of the NFL's competition committee, said during a conference call with national reporters in preparation for next week's league meetings. "He's clearly entitled to visit every team. We've talked to a number of teams that have interest in Matt. That's all I'm going to say."