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9 days until kickoff: David Garrard is one of the most underrated Jaguars players ever

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With just 9 days until kickoff, let’s talk about the greatest No. 9 in Jacksonville Jaguars history — David Garrard!

"The last quarterback to give us a winning season..."

A fourth-round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, Garrard took on a backup role in 2003 when first-round pick Byron Leftwich was given the starting spot. It wasn't until his sixth season in the NFL that the Jaguars elected to release Leftwich and make Garrard the full-time starter, which he found immediate success in, throwing 18 touchdowns and three interceptions to lead the Jaguars to the divisional round of the playoffs.

He signed a six-year, $60 million contract after his first season as starter, but was released prior to the 2011 regular season, as the Jaguars have yet to have a winning season since 2007.

Garrard's career finishes with 16,003 yards passing, 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions in 86 career games, 76 of which were starts, all with the Jaguars.