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So... David Garrard is on pace to break the Jaguars season TD record.

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ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 10: David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars passes against the Buffalo Bills   at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Jacksonville won 36-26.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 10: David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars passes against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Jacksonville won 36-26. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Yeah, so David Garrard is on pace to break the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise record for touchdown passes. That record only stands at 20, which was set by Mark Brunell in 1996 and 2000.

Right now, David Garrard sits at 3rd in the NFL with 9 touchdown passes.

His stats are pretty crazy and yo-yo right now. Click the jump to take a look.

Currently David Garrard sits at:

 

  • 77/116, 66.4%, 789 yards, 9 TD's, 6 INT's, 6.8 YPA, 15 plays of 20+ yards, 90.1 rating, and he's been sacked 12 times.

Here's where he ranks out in the NFL in each of those areas:

Stat Rank
Attempts 21st
Att/G 29th
Yards 26th
YPA 19th
Comp% 6th
TD 3rd
INT 3rd
20+ Yd. 9th
Sacks 3rd

So, as you can see he ranks all over the place in the NFL statistic wise. His sack number is inflated, given the fact that he was sacked 7 times in the game against the Eagles. Then, you have to consider at least 2 sacks were from scrambles and/or running out of bounds for a loss (one definitely in Buffalo), so that number should look a lot cleaner than it is.

What I found odd/funny about his stats is if you project them out through all 16 games given the sample size we have after 5 games. His numbers would look like this:

 

  • 2,525 yards passing, 29 passing touchdowns, 19 interceptions, and 38 sacks.
Given that, he'd shatter the previous touchdown mark.

Now, I tend to think his yards will wind up higher and his TD/INT's will be lower, but it's just funny to see him project to shatter the franchise record given all three wins really centered around the running game and Garrard picking up the passing touchdowns when necessary. All the while, the Jaguars runningbacks only have a single rushing touchdown.