Jags: David Garrard out, Trent Edwards in
December, 29, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
I had planned on making Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard my No. 5 option at the position for Week 17, and I certainly felt justified in going out on that limb. Garrard has played consistently well this season; he's just outside the top 10 in quarterback scoring this season, has double digits in eight consecutive games and averaged 19 points over the past three games. Plus, the Jaguars are scheduled to face the gift that keeps on giving this season, the Houston Texans' leaky pass defense. Merry Christmas, indeed!
Of course, with Wednesday's unfortunate news that Garrard will have surgery on his right middle finger, I was left to ponder where former Buffalo Bills underachiever Trent Edwards belonged among my top 25 quarterbacks. Yep, Garrard is gone, but Edwards still gets to face those same Texans. Well, maybe you want your fantasy championship decided by Trent Edwards, but I stopped short of giving him a promising rank. It is, however, amazing and a bit disconcerting that Edwards is my No. 20 quarterback.