Looks like rookie Blaine Gabbert is taking the reigns of the Jaguars franchise, the team announced they have parted ways with incumbent starter David Garrard.
In a surprising move today the Jacksonville Jaguars have released their starting quarterback David Garrard and have handed the reigns of the offense to Luke McCown.
Given their quarterback situation, I would hope that the Seattle Seahawks would pursue the pro bowl quarterback immediately.
On paper, it’s a no brainer, Garrard out-calibers Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst in every way, shape, and form
Mobility? He definitely has that, his rushing touchdown total from last season (5) is as many rushing scored as Jackson and Whitehurst have combined in their career?
Accuracy? He’s not known as the leagues most accurate quarterback, but just last seasons split: 2,734/23/15//90.8 QBR looks much more appealing the Jacksons career stat line of: 3,984/24/22/76.6 QBR.
Arm Strength? I really want Whitehurst to start, but he hasn’t shown a poise to throw the deep ball, and when Jackson does throw it it just gets picked off, tipped, or is generally incomplete. Think I am being too harsh? Watch the pre-season over again, I think his one deep bomb dime was to Golden Tate and Tate had to turn around in an awkward position and got some YAC after as well.
In fact, the argument is that any starter in this league currently aside from Rex Grossman would represent an upgrade. Garrards arrival would come with a huge sigh of relief by the 12th Man, including me. He is a competent starter with playoff experience who unlike Jackson in Minnesota had very little to work with in Jacksonville in terms of receivers and tight ends.
It’s probably not going to happen, it really looks like Pete Carroll is eying Andrew Luck because he’s not even playing the superior of the two inferior options he currently has (Jesus!).
Continuity my a** though, it doesn’t matter if the guy knows the offense if he can’t play football. My dads best friend lives in Minneapolis and he has warned us that we are going to learn to hate the letters TJ… As if that wasn’t already known.
Seattle has over $15.5 million in cap space and that figure should have increased with the release of Colin Cole and Mike Gibson. Right now the figure has to be at least $17.5 million. They have more than enough space to pursue an actual starting quarterback. Even if it is just a bridge to the future, would you rather have David Garrard or Tarvaris Jackson?
The question kind of answers itself…