There's no other way to put. The release of QB David Garrard from the Jacksonville Jaguars is a major surprise. Only five days before the start of the season, an NFL team has released the player we thought would be their starting quarterback.
But should it be a surprise? SB Nation's Big Cat Country has been in front of the story and says this shouldn't come as a major shocker.
Flat out, David Garrard was terrible in the preseason and throughout training camp. It's no surprise either that Luke McCown will be the opening day starter. McCown had consistently been the best Jaguars quarterback in training camp and in the preseason.
Big Cat Country reminds us of what happened back on Sept. 1, 2007. Back then, a little less than weeks before the season, the Jags released QB Byron Leftwich and went with Garrard.
Now, four years later, the same thing has happened.
Hop on over to Big Cat Country to see the reaction to all this from Jags fans.