I was thinking about the positives and negatives of making David Carr actually compete for his job. A few teams have been running dual Quarterback teams for a while now, and think about how things have gone. Cinncinati. Jon Kitna was the starter, performed poorly. Carson Palmer drafted #1 overall, Sits for a year. Kitna lights up nfl, but reins are handed over to Palmer anyway. Palmer turns into one of elite nfl qb's this year, Kitna one of the top 5 backups in the league. VERDICT Drafting carson palmer was a sucess. Kitna was motivated to play better, and the competition made cinncinati a better team San Diego Drew Brees was the starter, performed poorly. Phillip Rivers drafted #4 overall, comes into training camp fighting for the starting spot. Drew Brees is fighting for his job, becomes a pro bowl Qb. VERDICT Sucess. San diego motivated brees with rivers, and now have a very intriguing piece of trade bait in rivers, or one of the better backup prospects in the nfl. Detroit. Joey Harrington is the starter, performed poorly. Jeff Garcia brought in as a free agent to push for the spot. Joey Harrington is fighting for his job, loses spot to Garcia VERDICT Push. Joey failed to get motivated, and still performed poorly, while Garcia was merely adequate with the lions. Green Bay Brett Favre is the starter, and as of the last 2 years has performed pretty poorly. Aaron Rodgers is drafted #26, and is groomed to be QB of the future. VERDICT unknown. Favre is still playing like bad favre, and until he retires we wont have a look at aaron rodgers. Pittsburgh Tommy Maddox is the starter. Ben Rothlisberger is drafted #10 to compete for the starting spot. Maddox wins starting job, goes down in 3rd game of season. Big Ben leads his team on a 14 game winning streak, and goes deep into the playoffs for 2 consecutive seasons VERDICT Sucess. Maddox has showed flashes of being a capable starter, while rothlisberger is perfectly suited for the ball control offense pittsburgh runs. New York Giants Eli Manning and Kurt Warner are brought in simultaneously to play for the giants. Kurt starts out the season, giving eli time to learn and develop. At the end of the year, Eli takes over for Kurt, and takes the giants to the playoffs this year. VERDICT Sucess. The dual QB system seems to work an overwhelming number of times. Competition is good for QBs.