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David Carr says he is playing at his peak

Giants quarterback David Carr throws a pass during

Giants quarterback David Carr throws a pass during training camp. (July 27, 2012) Photo Credit: Hans Pennink

In four seasons with the Giants, David Carr has played in only 11 games and thrown just 48 passes. At age 33 – he’ll turn 34 this summer – Carr feels he is at his peak as an NFL quarterback.

“Experience-wise I feel pretty comfortable playing football right now and physically I don’t feel like I’ve lost anything,” the former No. 1 overall draft pick said. “When you’re young you don’t know anything and you wish you could speed along that process and meet your physical ability. When you get too old your physical ability is not able to keep up with what you’re seeing on the field. Right now I feel like I’m at the peak.”

Of course, it may be a quick slide down from that precipice. The Giants drafted Ryan Nassib this spring to be the heir apparent to Eli Manning, and that could mean squeezing Carr off the roster.

Carr said he was prepared for that possibility.

“Me and Eli are both over 30, so it makes sense that they were going to do it eventually, either this year or next year or sometime,” Carr said. “Each team has to look out for its future.”

To read more about Carr's thoughts on competing with Nassib, click here.


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