The Jacksonville Jaguars have informed starting quarterback David Garrard they are releasing him, Jay Glazer of NFL Network and Fox Sports reported Tuesday. The surprising move means Luke McCown will start Sunday's season opener against Tennessee.
McCown, 30, hasn't started a game since 2007 while with the Bucs, and his career high is four starts as a rookie in Cleveland. McCown has a career record of 1-6 and has thrown just nine touchdown passes with 10 interceptions.
Expect Blaine Gabbert to be under center for the Jaguars sooner rather than later. While we like what we've seen from Gabbert, we're not wild about a rookie under center for the other offensive players on his team -- Maurice Jones-Drew, Mike Thomas, Jason Hill. Marcedes Lewis may get more looks, but don't expect a lot of points out of an offense led by Luke McCown or Blaine Gabbert.