As Houston Chronicle beat writer Megan Manfull noted Thursday, David Carrhas two years remaining on his contract with the Texans. That’s his plan. That’s how he expects the next two years to unfold Carr Not Worrying About Future As A Texan.
The speculation that Carr’s days with the Texans are numbered is something the fifth-year veteran isn’t ready to think about.
“I signed a contract with Mr. [Bob] McNair and that’s the end of it,” Carr said. “I don’t really think about it. You’re thinking about a football game.”
But in four days, Carr will no longer have a game to think about. The Texans play their season finale Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, a game that could help determine Carr’s fate in Houston.
“They have to make football decisions,” said Carr. “I’m looking around at this locker room and there are a handful of guys who have been here since the beginning. … And there are a lot of good players here who have been on other teams and are now on this team. It’s the nature of the sport. Whatever happens, happens. I can’t worry about that.”
Head coach Gary Kubiak said earlier this month that the final four games of the season were going to be critical for Carr. Inconsistency is what the quarterback has shown so far.
Two weeks ago in New England, Carr had one of the worst performances of his career by throwing four interceptions. Sunday against Indianapolis, he put together an errorless and poised performance to help the franchise earn its first victory over the Colts in 10 tries.
“He’s kind of been up and down,” Kubiak said. “You had a very disappointing time a couple of weeks ago, very exciting time this past week where he handled the game very well and was very consistent with what he was doing.
“I want to see him continue to do that. I just want to see him play with consistency. I want to see this week be very important to him.”
Carr is adamant this week is important. Against the Colts, he saw the potential of what it would be like around Reliant Stadium if the Texans executed their game plan week in and week out. After five losing seasons, Carr wants to be around when the team finally starts achieving success.
“I would love to be a part of it,” Carr said. “I think it’s going to be sweet next year. We get a win here, we get some momentum carrying us into the offseason, get some guys healthy and get some guys back, we could do some good things.”
It’s not completely in Carr’s hands this weekend, though. The Texans aren’t going to base their decision on whether to keep him solely on the season finale. If he plays well, he could still be dealt with another team in the offseason. If he struggles, he could still stay.
Manfull went on to advise readers that Carr doesn’t want to get caught up in all the possibilities until the season ends. At the same time, he’s bracing himself for whatever may happen.
“As long as you’re with your family, you can go wherever you want and play football,” he said. “As long as you’re playing ball and you’re with your family and friends, none of this really matters.”