uesday, April 4, 2006 - 04:00PM
Former Dallas Cowboysâ€™ and New York Jetsâ€™ starting quarterback Quincy Carter will be at the Montreal Alouettes training camp in May.
Montreal Alouettes vice president and general manager Jim Popp announced today that the 28-year-old quarterback has signed a one-year contract plus an option with the organization.
â€˜â€™Iâ€™m proud to join the Montreal Alouettes," said Quincy Carter. â€˜â€™This is a great opportunity for me to do what I love best, which is to play football."
Carter (6â€™2â€™â€™, 225 lbs.) was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2001 NFL draft. In eight starts that year, Carter completed 90 of 176 passes for 1,072 yards, seven interceptions and five touchdowns. He had his best season in 2003, starting every game for the Cowboys and completing 292 of 505 passes for 3,302 yards, 21 interceptions and 17 touchdowns. He went to the New York Jets in 2004, playing seven games.
Over four years in the NFL, Carter completed 56.5 per cent of his passes (542 of 960) for 6,337 yards, 37 interceptions and 32 touchdowns.
At the University of Georgia, Carter completed 483 of 853 passes for 6,447 yards, 25 interceptions and 35 touchdowns.
Carter will be available for interviews upon his arrival in Montreal for the beginning of training camp.
This is a pretty big signing for the Als. Would he be competing for backup with Brady, or will he be challenging Calvillo for the starting job?