Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio addressed the teams starting quarterback situation by mentioning that David Garrard will in fact be the teams starting quarterback for the upcoming season, per Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times Union.
What was interesting is that the Jaguars really gave rookie QB Blaine Gabbert a legitimate shot at winning the job but he wasn’t able to show all that much in the teams two preseason games. Gabbert has yet to throw a touchdown and has a meager 4.64 yards per average so far.
This doesn’t mean that Garrard’s job is safe as Del Rio has said that he expects to see more efficiency from his offense in the upcoming game.
Jacksonville had to make this move if they plan on competing in 2011. Gabbert needs time and the season starts in 18 games so it’s best for him and the teams offense that he learns in practice and watches from the sidelines. Hopefully Garrard can show somethings on the field as it’s hard to say what you’re getting with him under center from time to time.