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.