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|David Garrard is a competent starter, but may not be the long-term solution in Jacksonville.|
"I am not sure what the logic is by Jack Del Rio to say those things in public, but I don't disagree. He isn't elite. It doesn't take much of a scout to see that. But, his protection also was not very good last year and overall throughout his career, his weapons have been substandard. I do love his athletic ability and his strong body. Can break tackles. Make plays with his feet. Buy time. Hurt a D as a runner. Above average arm.
"All those things are nice, but he doesn't get the ball out of his hands on time and is just average from an accuracy standpoint. Doesn't consistently put the ball where it needs to be or on time. At this point, I tend to think he is what he is and probably will not improve by leaps and bounds. That being said, I thought he was much better the past two years than he was in 2009.
"Could there have been an injury or three that we didn't know about? I do think he is starting material, but not in the upper half of starting QBs...so in the end, he is good enough to win with and be competitive with if his supporting cast is excellent, but he is also the kind of QB that you always look to upgrade upon. Tough situation to be in."