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David Garrard's agent: QB has 'gotten some calls'

Posted on: September 6, 2011 10:44 pm
Edited on: September 6, 2011 10:50 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

David Garrard was stunningly released on Tuesday afternoon by the Jaguars, and, this might not come as "news," but he was as surprised as everyone else.

According to his agent, Al Irby, he was "shocked" even, because they believed Garrard was starting Week 1 for Jacksonville.

"Been assured that the job was his this year," said Al Irby, Garrard's agent, said, per Tania Ganguli of The Florida Times-Union. "That's why we're all shocked, and so was he. This had to be a last minute decision, that's the only thing I can say. I don't think these guys would purposely tell me one thing and [do another]."

Perhaps the most logical reason for waiting so long to release Garrard? The Colts situation at quarterback -- though it stinks to wait so long for Garrard to get on the open market for his own personal reasons, he might have been a nice fit for the Jags division rival Indy.

The 2011 Jaguars
But given that the NFL is a quarterbacks league that doesn't feature all that many good quarterbacks, it stands to reason he'll find work somewhere. Which is why it makes sense that, also according to Irby, he's "gotten some calls."

"The system's going to do what it's going to do," Irby said. "He has gotten some calls, they know there's some interest. David can still play it's obvious. He knows he's gonna have options and he's gonna just sit back and let the offers come in and make a decision."

There are still plenty of teams that need quarterback. The 49ers brought in Josh McCown due to their concern with Alex Smith as a starter, and wouldn't that be a potentially ironic landing spot given that Luke McCown took over as the starter for Garrard?

The Panthers are rolling with Derek Anderson as their backup, and the Carolina quarterbacks coach Mike Shula had some serious success with Garrard when he coached in Jacksonville from 2007-10. Seattle's quarterbacks coach, Carl Smith, was Garrard's offensive coordinator in Jacksonville for two years, from 2005-06.

The Ravens (Tyrod Taylor) and Raiders (Kyle Boller) could both use a capable backup. Tennessee might be interested at the right price to help protect the need to shove Jake Locker into a starting role if Matt Hasselbeck gets hurt.

So it's not surprising to hear that teams are inquiring about Garrard's availability. The only question is whether it's too close to the start of the season for another team to really make the investment in Garrard worth the cost.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 5:54 pm
 

David Garrard's agent: QB has 'gotten some calls'



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 7:02 am
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Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 1:17 pm
 

David Garrard's agent: QB has 'gotten some calls'

Del Rio is in charge but this was a classless move, you just dont dump veteran starters like this so close to the start of the season.  They should have released Garrard before camp so he could atleast go somewhere and get a gig.  This stinks...I have lost respect for the Jaguars organization for letting Del Rio be a maniac. 



Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 9:56 am
 

David Garrard's agent: QB has 'gotten some calls'

I am not a Girard fan but the #s are the numbers - David had a 90.8 QB rating last year, he threw 23 tds against 15 picks and ran for 5 more = 28 tds against 15 takeaways in the games that counted not practice... Any QB with recievers this poor would get a pass for worse #s until there was some talent on the team. For comparison - the vaunted Matt Schaub threw 24 TDs and ran for 1 against 14 picks, Rothlesburger in 12 games threw 17 tds against 5 picks. Not passing judgement but better Qbs with MUCH better teams are getting put in proper perspective. This team is too poor to let go of talent before the season proves what they fear....unless they flat out cant afford it or the player says he is not going to comply with the teams plans - I dont think the latter was the case here...but not sure on the former



Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:46 am
 

David Garrard's agent: QB has 'gotten some calls'

K C Chiefs need to pickup David Garrard. He would be a good backup.



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 12:51 am
 

David Garrard's agent: QB has 'gotten some calls'

Well, OBVIOUSLY the "Reply to Comment" function is not working properly.
I have yet to see an actual "Reply to Comment" lately  but have seen
many "floating" comments that sure sound like replys.

Please fix, CBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Frown



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 12:44 am
 

David Garrard's agent: QB has 'gotten some calls'

HEY!! I clicked reply to another comment on my last post!!Yell
I hope that miscue doesn't get me released!!!! Cry Wink



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 12:38 am
 

David Garrard's agent: QB has 'gotten some calls'

3 INTS in practice? Not good-
But I guess Del Rio also gives ZERO credit to his defense.Frown



Since: Jul 14, 2010
Posted on: September 7, 2011 11:19 pm
 

David Garrard's agent: QB has 'gotten some calls'

Jez folks get yer facts straight.  It was no screwing over.  He was playing like crap and was getting worse.  Despite all that the coaching staff went above and beyond till the very las moment hoping he'd snap out of it.  He didn't.  He had a 3 int practice the day before they cut him.   There's serious talk that he's lost his drive and might just retire.  Of course he can afford to do that since he's been paid many many more millions than he was worth.  But none of that matters because it looks bad to people who havn't paid any attention to all this till now.  Yeah right..


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