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David Garrard: 10th best Quarterback in the NFL?

First off, a little housekeeping.  It's been a long while since I've done anything with the sidebar content here at Big Cat Country.  I decided to take a more forward look and discarded the 2007 SB Nation Mock Draft, and replace it with everything you need to know about the upcoming off-season.  Currently, I've got the list of Jaguars Free Agents, and soon to come will be Salary Cap, Important Dates, and Potential Free Agents.  It's not much, but as part of my mission to have everything a fan needs to understand the Jaguars, it's the least I can do.

Quarterback Props for Garrard:

Scout.com via ESPN decided to go through and rank the top 64 quarterbacks in the NFL.  You'll be happy to know that they almost got it right, putting David Garrard in the top ten.  Actually, at number ten, to be specific.

10. David Garrard
Starter, Jacksonville Jaguars
There were a lot of questions concerning Garrard when the Jaguars released Byron Leftwich at the start of the season, but he has proven his ability as a quarterback in the NFL. He benefits from a strong running game, but his decision-making has been superb (he has just one interception in 274 attempts this year), he's completing nearly 66 percent of his passes and his QB rating is third, trailing only Brady and Romo.

My only beef is that Garrard is behind McNabb, who's had a terrible couple of seasons.  But still nice to see a member of the Jaguars offense in the top ten anywhere.  

Of course, it's not enough for some people.  My good friend over at Mile High Report is unhappy with David's placement.  I think it has something to do with Garrard being ranked one ahead of Jay Cutler.

10.  David Garrard -- Are you kidding me?  David Garrard is the 10th best QB in the NFL....ALREADY?  That doesn't seem right.  Don't get me wrong, Garrard has played well, but he is like Trent Dilfer to me, a guy that just manages the game.

I'll forgive him for not watching a whole lot of Jaguars games, If you've seen the play at quarterback that we've had over the last few years, this year's incarnation of the Jaguars offense would be NOTHING without Garrard.  He's no Dilfer, not by a long shot.

Of course, none of this means anything in the scheme of things. David Garrard has one goal this season, and that's to take this team deep into the playoffs and make some big noise.  Nothing else matters.

As we speak, I'm writing a defensive preview for this weeks game.  We've got some big injuries to talk about, I'll be back within the hour.

-Chris