You probably think I’m insane, right? David Carr is one of the worst quarterbacks to ever play the game, right? Well, I don’t think so. Carr was set up to fail by the new Texans franchise.
He had swiss cheese for an offensive line. He led the lead in sacks three out of his five years with the Texans, including an NFL record 76 times in his rookie season. That’s what’s insane. Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Joe Montana wouldn’t have been as successful had they been sacked as often as Carr.
Now, hear me out. I am absolutely not saying Carr would have been Manning, Brady or Montana, but he had the stuff to have been better than what he was. That being said, Carr wasn’t as terrible as many remember. He wasn’t great, but he wasn’t terrible.
He threw for 13,391 yards during his five years with the Texans. Though, he did throw 59 touchdowns to 65 interceptions, which isn’t great by any means. Some of that definitely needs to be attributed to him, but some can be attributed to his porous offensive lines. However, his best stat is that in 2006, he led the NFL in completion percentage with 68.3 percent.
He definitely doesn’t deserve to be any higher on this list, but you can’t make a top-30 list and exclude him. Carr piloted the start of a franchise leading some pretty terrible teams. He’s not as bad as you remember, I promise.