Monday, March 8, 2010
Niners purchase pre-owned Carr
By Matt Mosley
It's now official that the New York Giants need a replacement for backup quarterback David Carr -- since he signed with the 49ers over the weekend. As we discussed Sunday, former Colts backup Jim Sorgi will be in East Rutherford, N.J., for a workout with the Giants Monday.
Sorgi, a sixth-round pick by the Colts in '04, is probably a better option than aging quarterbacks such as Jeff Garcia and Mark Brunell. But don't underestimate Tom Coughlin's love of Brunell after they worked together in Jacksonville. The best thing about Sorgi is that he's spent six years serving as Peyton Manning's understudy. I assume that he's bumped into Eli a time or two during that period, so it would probably be an easy transition.
Garcia would be the wrong fit because he's never truly accepted the idea of being a backup in the league. And for some teams, it's good to have a guy who's capable of making the starter uncomfortable. That's not the case with the Giants. Unless Sorgi's health is a concern (he's banged up a lot for a guy who rarely plays), I expect him to soon be on New York's roster.