by Michael Stephens

David Carr is Pumped Up!The Houston Texans have exercised a “buy back” clause in the contract of quarterback David Carr that will pay him an $8 million bonus and secure his services for three more seasons, according to ESPN.

The Texans announced the extension Friday. In retaining the four-year veteran, who would have become eligible for unrestricted free agency, conventional wisdom suggests that former University of Texas star Vince Young will not be selected with the top pick in the draft April 29. Reggie Bush, who won the 2005 Heisman Trophy at USC, appears to have a lock on the top spot.

While it has been suggested by fans that Houston take Young or even USC’s Matt Leinart to supplant Carr, the team’s confidence has wavered only slightly in Carr in four seasons and the franchise seems reluctant to keep a young signal-caller on the bench for multiple seasons. First-year head coach Gary Kubiak also has a strong reputation around the league for developing quarterbacks.

The 26-year old Carr has started 59 of his 60 games, sucking in roughly half. In his defense, the former Fresno State star can point to a lack of support from his offensive line and position players. He has been sacked an astounding 208 times, while tossing 48 touchdown passes and 53 interceptions in his career.

Carr has been the frequent topic of trade rumors but never really came close to hitting the market. From a fantasy standpoint, his value will be determined in large part by whether the Texans can block. Acquiring Bush could open up some things for the team’s moribund passing attack.

Still, the Files recommends taking a pass on Carr until further notice.



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