JACKSONVILLE — As I pointed out yesterday, Luke McCown’s passer rating of 1.8 set a Jaguars record — just not one a quarterback wants to set.
Here are some of the more telling McCown stats through two games:
- McCown is the NFL’s lowest-rated passer (for starting quarterbacks) with a passer rating of 30.4
- He is the NFL’s only starting quarterback yet to complete a pass of more than 30 yards.
- He’s tied with Tavaris Jackson for the second-lowest yards per attempt average (5.4)
- He’s the only starting quarterback with two games under his belt yet to throw a touchdown pass.
- His first-down percentage is 29th in the league.
- His QBR (ESPN) Sunday was the third-lowest in the league since 2008.
Del Rio defenders can back the coach’s decision to dump David Garrard all they want. But they can’t possibly argue that Garrard would be this bad. Garrard was inconsistent at times (many times, actually), and he was never very good, but he was also never this awful.
Somehow, I get the feeling Garrard gets a kick out of the whole thing. During the game yesterday, he tweeted the following:
At my man Patrick Ransdell’s house in Wilmington, nc. Watching all the football games.
It’s as if Garrard, who’s not very active on Twitter, really wanted fans to know he was watching the same thing they were.
At this point, it doesn’t matter. Garrard is gone, and the team can’t possibly bring him back, especially after the PR disaster his release was.
The front office must make a decision. The team can continue with a quarterback barely capable of achieving mediocrity, or it can throw the towel in, let Blaine Gabbert takes his lumps and cross their fingers Maurice Jones-Drew and the defense can carry the team to the playoffs.