Jags jump on Trent Edwards
Posted by Mike Florio on September 28, 2010 4:26 PM ET
Last hour, Mike Dempsey of 1010XL and I spent a large chunk of our weekly spot talking about whether the Jaguars would claim former Bills quarterback Trent Edwards. Dempsey finished the subject by pointing out that we'd find out the answer at 4:00 p.m. ET.
And we have.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jaguars have been awarded Edwards' contract on waivers.
Edwards joins a team that currently has David Garrard at the top of the depth chart. Following a breakthrough performance in 2007, which came after coach Jack Del Rio made an all-in gamble on Garrard, the former East Carolina quarterback has seen his game fall apart. Through three games, his passer rating falls on the wrong side of the Kordoza line.
And the thinking has been that, if the team had anyone better than Todd Bouman behind Garrard, Garrard's behind would be on the bench.
With Edwards in the fold, that could happen soon.
In three-plus seasons, Edwards has started 32 games. His best season came in 2008, with 2,699 yards passing and a 65.5 percent completion percentage in 14 starts.