Aug 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback David Carr (8) runs the ball against the New England Patriots in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
David Carr, Quarterback, First Round Selection – 1st Overall
The Houston Texans first ever draft pick was David Carr in 2002. Carr was supposed to set the franchise off on the right foot and even agreed to a big contract before the draft ever took place.
The Fresno State star never got things going in Houston, but to his credit he lasted many years in the NFL as a backup quarterback, mostly for the New York Giants.
His time as a starter in Houston saw only two seasons where he threw more touchdowns than interceptions and for his career he has 65 touchdowns to 71 picks.
The one thing that keeps me from naming Carr the sure fire worst pick ever for Houston is the fact that he spent most of his years in Houston getting hit by defensive linemen who simply were not blocked. A poor offensive line and the fact that only receiver Andre Johnson seemed able to help him on offense may have contributed to Carr becoming gun-shy and stunted his growth.
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