It's been a few hours since the Jaguars front office's announcement that Byron Leftwich will no…
Jaguars Moving On
Another possibility for the Jaguars would have been to draft Brady Quinn, who they passed on twice. If the Jaguars had drafted Quinn, they would have a number one quarterback in training, and their eggs wouldn't be completely in the Garrard basket. Another possibility would have been for the Jaguars to sign a veteran quarterback in case Garrard didn't work out.
David Garrard has played well in spots, and played not so well in spots, but from here on out, he will be the guy in Jacksonville. Whereas we at JagNation don't agree with this move, especially the timing of it, we understand the similarity in results between Garrard and Leftwich. The deciding factor may have been the salary numbers. Byron Leftwich was due to earn nearly five times as much money as David Garrard, and he isn't five times more effective.
Charlie Bernstein is the Editor-in-Chief of JagNation.com, and a regular syndicated contributor to FoxSports.com, Sirius NFL Radio, and Sportsillustated.com. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers Association, and is a columnist for the New Smyrna Observer.
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