The Jaguars shocked most of the nation by letting Garrard go the week before opening day. On paper the move made sense, cut Garrard save $8 million and start McCown who looked good. My thoughts on the move were if McCown played as well as Garrard then it was a win for the team. However in the first game that they needed McCown to do something he looked terrible.
The Jets are one of the best defenses in the league but they made the Jaguars offense look like a high school team. McCown couldn't get anything started and threw 4 interceptions on the day. The worse part is they left the defense out on the field in bad situations. Garrard who was watching the game with Patrick Ramsey in North Carolina had to be smiling.
For the day McCown ended up going 6/19 for 59 yards no touchdowns, 4 interceptions, and a saftey. With that performance McCown posted a whopping 1.8 quarterback rating (158 is perfect). His best play was a tackle to save a touchdown. He was replaced in the fourth quarter by rookie Blaine Gabbert and one has to wonder if that was the last we will see of Mr. McCown.