Well, it turns out Luke McCown tore a "CL", his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
"[Brett]Ratliff's going to continue to work at it, and there's a chance, but I would think we'll explore everything that's available and see if there's a better fit," Del Rio said. "Ratliff is learning. He's been here a short time but he is learning our system. Hopefully at some point he would be a candidate to come up and give us a lift. I'd prefer not to have it go that way right away," Del Rio added.
So, who are the Jaguars going to look for?
We looked at some potential quarterbacks earlier, but I tend to think it's going to be a veteran quarterback with starting experience.
Here's some guys I think the Jaguars will look at, be it free agency or a trade:
- Todd Bouman - Familiar with the Jaguars system and has been here before.
- Chad Pennington - The Dolphins held on to Pennington to mentor Henne and for a situation like Jacksonville is in. Pennington can't cost much, but I still feel he'd be an adequate starter if Garrard is injured or falters further, even with his lollipop arm.
- Tyler Thigpen - I doubt the Dolphins would let Thigpen go for cheap, but I bring him up because he is who the Jaguars attempted to trade for before they made the move for Luke McCown.
- Kellen Clemens - The Jets held on to Clemens for a situation like this, similar to the Dolphins with Pennington. He's a free agent after this year, so I'm not sure how much it would take for the Jets to part with him.