Texans Introduce Schaub As Starting Quarterback, Plan To Trade Carr

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 12:01 pm
By: News On 6

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans say newly acquired Matt Schaub will replace David Carr as their starting quarterback.

Texans General Manager Rick Smith says they're trying to trade Carr -- who's been the starter since the franchise's inception.

At a news conference to introduce Schaub, Smith said the Texans are trying to trade Carr "today, maybe the next couple of days."

The Texans acquired the restricted free agent Schaub in a trade with Atlanta. The teams also swapped Number One picks in the upcoming draft. The Falcons now have the eighth pick and the Texans dropped to tenth. Atlanta also received second-round picks in the next two drafts.

The Texans didn't release terms of Schaub's contract.

Schaub, who turns 26 in June, has backed up Michael Vick in Atlanta for the past three seasons. He's started only two games and threw only 27 passes in 2006.

Carr, who turns 28 in July, was the Texans' first-ever draft pick in 2002 and has been the starter since the franchise's inception. He's completed 60 percent of his passes, but has also thrown 65 interceptions and been sacked 249 times. Last season, he finished with more interceptions (12) than touchdowns (11) for the first time since 2003.