"I look forward to working with David," Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said. "We both have a piece in that puzzle, as does every football player. But as long as he knows that that's the direction we want to head, I know he'll do his part. I know he's a great kid, a great young man. And that's all you can ask for: a great kid that's willing to work."
Carr, (6-3, 220 lbs.), completed 256 of 423 passes (60.5%) for 2,488 yards in 2005 and established a personal best streak of throwing a touchdown pass in eight consecutive games. He finished the season with 14 touchdown passes (two shy of his career-high) and a 77.2 passer rating (second-best of his career) while tossing a career-low 11 interceptions. He also rushed for a career-high 308 yards on 56 carries, which led all AFC quarterbacks.
"I am very excited that Gary Kubiak is our new head coach," Carr said. "He brings a tremendous track record of winning and offensive performance to our team. I am looking forward to having him lead us to a championship in Houston and to help me become the best quarterback I can be."
The first draft pick in team history, Carr holds franchise records in all major passing categories. In four seasons, he has completed 941 of 1,628 passes (57.8%) for 10,624 yards with 48 touchdowns and a career passer rating of 73.7. He has added 1,040 yards rushing on 215 attempts (4.8 yds/carry) and six touchdowns.
The durable signal-caller has missed just four games in his professional career.