Carolina Panthers: 4 most disappointing QBs in franchise history

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David Carr, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers Player No. 4: David Carr (QB)

Although David Carr struggled with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall pick during his time with the Houston Texans. There was real hope that a change of scenery was exactly what the signal-caller needed to take his game to new heights.

The Carolina Panthers took a chance on the player back in 2007 to come in and back up primary option Jake Delhomme. But Carr was thrust into the starting job after he suffered an elbow injury that ended his season early.

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This should have been the making of Carr given the talent around him. Instead, he performed well below expectations on his way to 635 yards, three touchdowns, and six interceptions over a four-game period.

Carr’s woeful efforts under center saw the player secure a 58.3 quarterback rating before a mystery back injury made him a bit-part player for the remainder of the campaign. Some questioned whether he was even bothered about being a starter at this stage of his career. And it was clear that the quarterback was simply not ready for such a responsibility.

He will not look back on his career highlights in Carolina with any sense of pride. He missed wide-open receivers constantly. And Carr’s lack of confidence had clearly passed the point of no return.

The player was released by the Panthers after just one season. Carr did manage to be a backup for four more years in the NFL. But he will go down as one of the biggest busts in league history.