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BREAKING: Jacksonville Jaguars declare David Garrard starter and plan to trade or release Byron Leftwich.

Jaguars.com reports

Del Rio Says:

"We've gone through the offseason, training camp and the preseason with Byron as our starter, but after thorough ongoing evaluation of the entire body of work, we have made the decision that David gives us the best chance to win," Del Rio said. "We're naming David as our starting quarterback.

"This is a strong team with a solid roster and we feel that David's performance and continuing improvement warrants this decision to name him the starter. Byron has been a very important part of this team and this is a significant move to make, but it is a move we feel gives us the best chance of winning,"

Holy. Shit.

Clearly this is abnormal behavior for a NFL team.  

I'm not sure what to say right now.  I'm glad we're committing to a quarterback, but man what a surprise.  David looked pretty good in the preseason, but can he do it in the regular season?

I'm sorry I don't have more right now, but as soon as I get off of work, I'll get you the scoop.

Thanks to Marked Hoosier for breaking this here.  There's an interesting proposition that Byron becomes the next quarterback in Kansas City.  I'd speculate Atlanta, but that's just me

-Chris