Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Jags awarded Trent Edwards ahead of Jets
By Tim Graham
The Jacksonville Jaguars were awarded former Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards through waivers Tuesday afternoon.
I'm still trying to track down the complete list of teams that submitted claims for Edwards, but an NFL source confirmed the New York Jets were among them. The Jaguars had priority based on their record.
The Jaguars play the Bills in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Week 5, and I suppose it's possible Edwards could be on the field. At the very least, he'll have plenty of inside information for the scouting report.
AFC South blogger Paul Kuharksy put together an analysis of Jacksonville's quarterback situation now that Edwards is on board.
Jacksonville has been less than thrilled with Pro Bowl quarterback David Garrard. Jacksonville has scored 16 points in their past two games, both losses, with Garrard throwing one touchdown and five interceptions.
Could Edwards learn Dirk Koetter's offense in time to play against Buffalo? Some would argue Edwards never learned Buffalo's offense, but part of the reason he struggled to establish himself with the Bills was the constant turnover at offensive coordinator over the years.
When Edwards was released, he was two games into his fourth NFL season and working for his fourth offensive coordinator. Steve Fairchild gave way to Turk Schonert who gave way to Alex Van Pelt who gave way to new head coach Chan Gailey.
So Edwards has been exposed to a variety of offensive systems and terminologies. He's also a Stanford alum. A quick assimilation isn't unthinkable.