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A look at the quarterbacks who could be hitting the free-agent market. The Giants might need one if David Carr leaves.
If New York Giants' backup quarterback David Carr leaves via free agency, and reports indicate he is intending to explore the market, what do the Giants do in terms of a caddy for Eli Manning?
Curtis Painter, 27, was signed to reserve/futures contract by the Giants in January. He started eight games for the Indianapolis Colts in 2011, completing only 54.3 percent of his passes while throwing 6 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions.
Is there an upgrade from Painter likely to be available on the free-agent market? From Rotoworld, here is a list of the unrestricted free-agent quarterbacks who could hit the market March 12:
Is there anyone on that list you might actually be interested in seeing come to the Giants? Let's look at a few of the guys on the list.
Matt Moore -- The six-year veteran is probably the best of the QBs hitting the market. No way he comes to the Giants. There will be a market for Moore, and he is on record as saying he is looking for a place where he can compete for a starting job. That's not the Giants.
Drew Stanton -- Another guy unlikely to consider New York due to playing time. Reports say he could end up in Arizona.
Brady Quinn -- The former Notre Dame star has never been able to prove he is a legitimate NFL quarterback, though you can argue he's never had a chance on a team that was any good. He started eight games for the Kansas City Cheifs in 2012, completing 56.9 percent of his passes, throwing 2 TDs, 8 interceptions and compiling a woeful 60.1 passer rating.
Josh McCown -- The 33-year-old has 33 starts over an 11-year career. He has completed 58 percent of his passes with 37 touchdowns, 44 interceptions and a 71.2 passer rating. At this point, a pure backup.
Jason Campbell? Bruce Gradkowkski? Matt Leinart? Rex Grossman?
Do you really want any of these guys? It sure doesn't seem like a pretty picture.