- Jacksonville Jaguars 2002 - present
Quarterback David Douglas Garrard presently plays for the team of Jacksonville Jaguars of NFL. He was taken by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He was the 108th pick overall. Garrard, who played his college ball with East Carolina, is presently the starting QB for the Jaguars.
While at East Carolina, Garrard broke 28 school records and he became one of the few college signal callers to pass for more than 9,000 yards and rush for more than 1,000.
Garrard has played in 40 games over the past six years. In the last two seasons, he’s appeared in 23 contests. In his six seasons, the quarterback has thrown for 6,052 yards, completing 60.3-percent of his passes (521 of 864). He’s thrown 36 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. In 2007, he hit for 18 scores and tossed just three picks. His passer rating last season was 102.8. Overall, he has a rating of 87.7.
Last season was a break through year for Garrard. At six-foot-one, he’s a tad short for a NFL quarterback. But at 240 pounds, he does offer a fine frame. He has a strong and accurate arm and can make all of the necessary NFL throws. In 2007, he upped his game substantially, regarding decision-making, accuracy and consistent play. He shows good management skills. Garrard is not the most mobile quarterback and must continue to become more patient in the pocket.