With Luke (or is it Josh? . . . or is it Cade?) McCown out for the year with a torn ACL and the Jaguars in desperate need of a backup quarterback, the Jaguars are further proving that the NFL should think very carefully about “enhancing” the regular season to 18 games.
Per the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars apparently have decided that their best option to serve as David Garrard’s understudy is Todd Bouman.
Yes, Todd Bouman. As in 38-year-old Todd Bouman. As in hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2005 Todd Bouman.
Bouman spent a portion of the 2007 season with the Jaguars. He was out of the league in 2009.
It’s not necessarily a knock on Bouman. It’s evidence of the reality that there aren’t enough quality quarterbacks to ensure that each team will have a competent starter and a capable backup. Which means that adding a couple of regular-season games inevitably will lead to more injuries to starting quarterbacks . . . and more crappy performances from the No. 2.
Other potential options include Chris Simms, J.P. Losman, and Patrick Ramsey. And that only makes our point a little stronger.
When we suggested that the Jaguars should have pounced on Byron Leftwich when he was available as of Saturday, we were kidding. Maybe we shouldn’t have been.