Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) walks off the field after throwing a touchdown pass to South squad tight end Crockett Gilmore of Colorado State (not pictured) against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft rumors: Teams ‘thinking about’ signing David Carr if they draft brother Derek


One of the top quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft class is former Fresno State standout Derek Carr, who many consider to be a borderline first-round pick. Derek is the younger brother of former No. 1 overall pick David Carr, and it appears that some teams may be interested in bringing back the former top pick if they draft his brother.

Derek told FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez and Phil Savage on SiriusXM NFL Radio that teams around the league have discussed the possibility during private interviews.

“I wouldn’t want to step on anybody’s toes or anything like that,” Derek said, via Pro Football Talk.

“But I think to have David and I on the same team, you get two things. First, you get a great quarterback, as coach Sullivan can testify. he worked us out and said it himself. Secondly, you’re getting a veteran guy who this will be his 13th year in the NFL who genuinely cares to help the rookie out. We’ll be doing it as our job, so there’s nothing more we’d care about than trying to make that team win.

“There’s so much positive things about having us both on the same team, that i don’t  know why somebody wouldn’t think about it. And the truth is there are teams thinking about it, because they’ve been letting us know about it.”

David Carr has not played in the league since serving as a back up for the New York Giants in 2012, but you would have to think he would be brought in to serve as more of a mentor than anything else.

If there is one person that could help get the best out of Derek Carr, you would have to imagine it would be his older brother.

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