The Jaguars decided not to select Tebow in 2010, preferring to select Tyson Alualu to rebuild their defensive line instead. The result was a season without any television blackouts, and a defensive line that was able to stop the run for the majority of the season while almost doubling it sack production.
Garrard had another hit-and-miss season, yet he was able to produce a franchise-high 23 TDs and another five on the ground. However, he threw 15 INTs and fumbled 11 times.
Garrard is consistently bashed for his tendency to turn the ball over, but his coaches seem to be utilizing Garrard's legs on 3rd and 4th-down conversions and employing the run to open up passing lines.
He does have a few years left on his contract, so he could continue to start next season if the Jags select a QB in the Draft and choose to groom him (or another) for the future, such as...
...Luke McCown. McCown was obtained in the '09 season in a trade with the Bucs. The Jags scooped him up in a trade after he showed promise during an impressive preseason.
However, he barely played last year, and was lost to season-ending ACL injury in 2010.
I have a feeling he will be resigned this offseason.
The Jags may draft a QB in the first round, but are projected to select a signal-called during either the second or third rounds, according to most early mock drafts.
Quarterbacks may be drafted by teams ahead of the Jags in the draft order, such as the Bills, Titans and Vikings.
Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert are likely to be Top 10 picks. In my opinion, the Jags may choose Jake Locker, Christian Ponder or even Ryan Mallett, possibly trading down to select a QB.
I do believe that the Jags will continue to start Garrard either way in 2011. I don’t see Trent Edward or Todd Bouman coming back.