clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Jaguars may not get a shot at hometown Titans QB Rusty Smith

Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars might not get a crack at the other NFL quarterback from April's draft who's home town is Jacksonville, Florida. Undoubtedly, I won't get invites to go on Nashville radio shows to talk about him like with the other who sits on the bench in Denver. Rusty Smith, formally of FAU and Sandlewood High School, got the start against the Houston Texans. Because he's from Jacksonville, I periodically checked the box score of the game while watching the Jaguars melt away against the New York Giants, and it wasn't pretty. Smith ended the day throwing three interceptions  and completing just 55% of his passes for 138 yards in the loss.

Kerry Collins however is likely going to get the start Sunday against the Jaguars. Collins was made active and the number two quarterback last week. Jeff Fisher after the game said Collins would be day to day this upcoming week. Collins had missed the last two games with a strained calf. "I was pleased by what I saw Friday," Jeff Fisher told John Glennon of the Tennessean. "He pushed through some things well before the pregame warm-ups and felt good, felt like he could finish the game if need be." Fisher told reporters that there was no chance that newly signed Chris Simms would start if Collins couldn't go. Fisher made mention that Rusty Smith would get his second start if Collins couldn't make the game.