Alex Smith has a new backup quarterback to worry about in San Francisco.
David Carr agreed to terms with the 49ers, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. The deal was first mentioned by Carr’s former teammate Kevin Boss, who tweeted the news. (What is it about Carr-related tweets making news?)
Carr’s arrival doesn’t bode well for Shaun Hill, who lost his starting job to Smith during last season. Hill is due $1.5 million in 2010, and is hardly a lock to keep his roster spot.
The chance to get back on the field was paramount in Carr’s search. The 49ers are committed to Smith as a starter, but Carr knows better than anyone a number one overall pick at quarterback has to win eventually or lose his gig.