Carr doesn't envy Jets' QB situation

August, 8, 2012
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- David Carr has marveled at the incredible hype and attention surrounding Jets quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.

"I don't envy their situation at all," Carr said.

Like Tebow, Carr is a backup with first-round pedigree. The former 2002 top overall pick, though, is firmly entrenched as Eli Manning's backup. The dynamic between Sanchez and Tebow could be a full-blown quarterback controversy in a matter of weeks.

David Carr
"I don't think it will be easy," Carr said when asked how it might impact Sanchez. "You can say what you want when you're in that position in front of the media, but when it comes down to it there's going to be a lot of pressure. The first time the guy throws an incomplete pass, people are going to be cheering for the other guy. It's just the nature of the business. That's why quarterback is so interesting because one guy plays.

"Wide receiver, you can have five or six guys who are good players and you're all going to find a spot," Carr continued. "But as soon as you take the starting quarterback off the field and you put in another guy for a certain situation, it causes a lot more drama. It's a tough situation to be in, but like I said, I'm glad it's not our situation."

Manning joked in an appearance on ESPN New York 98.7 that he tried to get Carr to do sprints on the field with his shirt off after seeing the buzz Tebow created when he jogged in the rain shirtless. Carr couldn't believe all the attention Tebow.

"Tebow has his shirt off and he is running and I am just like, 'Who cares?'" Carr said, laughing about the media hype. "The guy got hot. He took his shirt off. So what? It is pretty intense."

Don't expect Carr to go topless anytime soon.

"Yeah, he was feeling a little excited that day," Carr said of Manning egging him on to go shirtless one day after practice. "He wanted to take some shots. So I deflected, that's for sure."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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