The Jaguars embarrassed themselves and made a fool of Doc Brown getting crushed 30-3 against the Titans at home on Monday Night Football. The game was over early and looked even more hopeless when David Garrard left with a concussion. Backup Trent Edwards, who was recently added through waivers, also hurt his thumb in the game but played through the injury. Garrard was not at the Jags’ facilities on Wednesday or Thursday while Edwards was in attendance but did not practice.
Without its top two quarterbacks healthy, the Jags are digging deep and will likely turn to recently signed third-stringer Todd Bouman to start on Sunday.
Bouman is a career backup quarterback who has been a third-stringer the last several years. He hasn’t thrown a pass in the NFL since 2005 and he’s 1-5 in six career starts. The 38-year-old from St. Cloud State was signed by the Vikings in 1997 and once served as the backup to Daunte Culpepper. His other notable accomplishment was replacing Aaron Brooks as the Saints’ starting quarterback in 2005 where he went 0-3.
Even if Todd Bouman were starting a game 10 years ago I wouldn’t like his chances to win. Now it’s been five years since he’s thrown a pass in the league and he’s 38. The Jags losing may be the biggest lock of the week. Then again, as soon as we say something like that, the unpredictable happens!