Jags could be bringing back Todd Bouman

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.

17 responses to “Jags could be bringing back Todd Bouman

  1. The Texans will trade Leinart to the Hags for a #2. Yes you backwater Hag fans (the whole 10 of you out there), that was a joke.

  2. “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.”
    What? So by not playing a 17th or 18th game, this would prevent injuries from happening in week 2 and there would be starter quality QBs hanging out at home waiting for the phone to ring?
    You can really tell this site was sold out to the “mainstream media”.

  3. A Texans fan talking crap. How funny! That team has never made the playoffs, and has barely sniffed a season above .500, and you are going to talk crap?
    Don’t let the 2-0 start fool you, Texans fan. You will come crashing back down to earth before the season ends. Count on it.

  4. The resigned Bouman because he’s familiar with the team’s playbook. He’s been on the regular season roster and was on the pre-season roster as recently as last season (if my 55-year-old memory is correct). I would like to see them eventually bring in a younger body (Losman or Ramsey would be fairly capable backups), but Bouman can step in quickly. I actually think he’s been hanging around somewhere waiting for the Jags to call.
    Singing Leftwich off waivers would have been a hoot, and a circus.
    Oh, and @egypt123: I am waiting for that second game against the Colts for you guys. That’s gonna be an ambush.

  5. @midwest – Nice comprehension skills there. I guess I missed where I was talking crap and saying how great the Texans are. Throwing out a trade offer while insulting the feable backwash that are Hag fans??? Then, yes, guilty as charged.
    With a nic of ‘midwest’ you must either be a bitter Dolts fans -or- waiting for your beloved Hags to move somewhere where they might have more than two fans show up at the stadium. Idaho Jaguars, anyone?

  6. jax didn’t have a qb on the practice squad that they like? does there OC have any ties to another coach/offensive system in the nfl where they could swipe one of their qb’s? todd bouman is a reach for a backup. but then again, he’ll probably play like steve deberg if garrard goes down/gets benched and beat my eagles on sunday.

  7. What’s Vinny Testeverde been up to? I don’t think he has a Jaguars jersey in his collection yet..
    This offseason, PFT kept reminding us how great an 18-game schedule would be. Now in the past week, you’re completely changing your tune. Perhaps NBC isn’t likely to bid for two more games, so the corporate suits are leaning on you to change your hopes?
    Let’s hope the UFL succeeds, and the NFL starts using it to get these QBs some game time. You have to admit, the quality of the #2 QBs has dropped since the Europe league folded.

  8. @grundles
    Way to completely miss the point. The issue is not when he got injured, but the fact that he got injured. Teams have enough difficulty staying healthy through 16 games; do you think that will get be more or less of an issue if the league goes to 18?

  9. @egypt123
    Ahhh yes. I was waiting for you Texans hillbillies to start talking. Never had a winning season until last year, if you call 9-7 winning. You’re 2-0 and you’re believing the hype yet again. Tell you what, when you can get a win against the Jags instead of getting SWEPT every year, then I’ll listen. Until then enjoy you sexiness and OVERHYPE while it last.

  10. @egypt123
    Ahhh yes. I was waiting for you Texans hillbillies to start talking. Never had a winning season until last year, if you call 9-7 winning. You’re 2-0 and you’re believing the hype yet again. Tell you what, when you can get a win against the Jags instead of getting SWEPT every year, then I’ll listen. Until then enjoy you sexiness and OVERHYPE while it last.

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