I found this SI.com article, about being too quick to judge young QBs, pretty interesting: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/michael_silver/11/30/qbs/index.html The author points out how quick people are to judge a young QB as "great". I think a lot of the same thing happens when people look to "upgrade" QBs: it's easy to say you can get someone better than what you have, but it's a lot harder to actually get that person. It becomes easy to project an unproven player as "great", when often they'll turn out not to be, in the long run. [It's interesting to note, though, that the author of that article above felt that the Texans should have drafted Vince Young this past year.] I'll admit - I'm a new fan of the Texans, so I haven't had the level of frustration that lots of you seem to have had with Carr's performance, or with the team's performance that then reflects on Carr. But, it seems to me that he's a solid QB, better than almost anyone else we'd be able to get, and he's far from being the primary reason this team has been losing. And, it doesn't appear to me that he's lost the confidence of his coaches or teammates. If we're in position to draft a good QB prospect, I'm fine with that. But, I wouldn't be too quick to toss Carr. A new draftee could just as easily turn out to be a Ryan Leaf as a Peyton Manning. And the most likely case might be that he becomes a solid, if somewhat average, starting QB - i.e. about what Carr already is. Swapping QBs would cause us to go through a bunch of upheaval, when the end result isn't likely to be much different, and if it is different, it would be about as likely to be worse as to be better. If we draft a new QB, at least let them sit behind Carr long enough to let the coaches get a good evaluation. If Carr starts losing the confidence of his teammates and/or coaches, that's a little different. But, I don't know that any of us are going to be in a good position to judge this (until it becomes really bad, and quotes start appearing in the papers...). I know this was about QB, but I think the same thing holds for kickers, also. It's easy to say that the one you have is no good, but it's usually really tough to find one that's clearly better.