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Since Philadelphia Eagles rookie QB Nick Foles is slated to make his first career start this Sunday, and perhaps play the remainder of the 2012 season, I’ve had a few people bring up the David Carr debate as a reason not to let him play yet.
What do I mean by that? In case you didn’t know or need a memory refresher, David Carr was the No. 1 overall pick by the expansion Houston Texans in 2002. At that time, he was graded as the best quarterback in the draft and certainly worthy of the first pick.
The Texans were hoping to have the face of their new franchise. Unfortunately, he became the face of something a little more unpleasant.
Carr is in the NFL record books as being the most-sacked quarterback in a single season. He started all 16 games as a rookie and was sacked 76 times. S-e-v-e-n-t-y-s-i-x times!
That’s an average of just under five sacks per game!
In essence, he was sacked once per every six pass attempts that season. Every sixth time he went back ...