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Trent Edwards Struggles In Jaguars Debut

JACKSONVILLE FL - OCTOBER 18:  Quarterback Trent Edwards #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the game at EverBank Field on October 18 2010 in Jacksonville Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE FL - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Trent Edwards #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the game at EverBank Field on October 18 2010 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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It seems incredible that it was barely three weeks ago when the Buffalo Bills released former starting quarterback Trent Edwards. For whatever reason, it feels like that happened months ago; maybe that's just me. Today marks the three-week anniversary of Edwards' joining the Jacksonville Jaguars - and unfortunately for our former signal-caller, he's already had to make an appearance for his new employer.

David Garrard went down with a concussion late in the second quarter of Jacksonville's loss to Tennessee on Monday Night Football, and as Edwards is one of only two Jaguars quarterbacks, he was the next man up. Tennessee won the game on the road, 30-3, and while Edwards led the Jags to their only score of the game, he struggled mightily, right alongside the rest of his Jaguars teammates.

Edwards finished the game completing 14 of 24 passes for 140 yards, with two interceptions, two sacks taken, and a quarterback rating of 40.3. He was in a no-win situation, as the score was already 17-0 in favor of Tennessee by the time he entered the game, so the threat of Maurice Jones-Drew on the ground had already been neutralized.

Depending on the severity of Garrard's concussion, it's possible that Edwards will need to start for the Jaguars for the foreseeable future. They're about to embark on two consecutive road games, where they'll visit Kansas City in Week 7 and Dallas in Week 8.