I've been reading SB Nation's Big Cat Country and over the past few months they've been hammering home the idea that QB David Garrard didn't give the Jacksonville Jaguars the best chance to win. QB Luke McCown had been the best quarterback in camp the last two years so that's why Tuesday's news that the Jags were releasing Garrard didn't come as a huge surprise to them.
As Big Cat Country writes on Wednesday morning, it had become apparent that the team had lost faith in Garrard as the leader of the team, partly evidenced by the fact that he wasn't voted on as a team captain by his teammates.
Gerald Alexander, a member of the Jaguars from 2008 to part of 2010 tweeted yesterday that quite a few players felt like Luke McCown would have won the starting job last season, had their been a legitimate competition for the position. I've had a handful of other players tell me as much in private, as well. Simply put: The team as a whole, lost faith in David Garrard as their starting quarterback.
There wasn't necessarily one moment when it happened but at some point along the line it started to become apparent. Big Cat Country has a lengthy piece trying to determine when that happened but the result won't change -- Garrard is out and McCown takes over the team.