Garrard attended Jags kickoff luncheon before release
The timing of the David Garrard release certainly is as questionable as anything about his sudden departure from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Certainly, money played some role in the matter, given that Garrard had a base salary of $8.025 for 2011 that would have become guaranteed the first week of the season. But according to the Jacksonville Times-Union, Garrard and several teammates attended a kickoff luncheon on Tuesday, and Garrard was told he was being cut upon his return to the team's practice facility.
From the report, general manager Gene Smith and Coach Jack Del Rio had already made their decision to part ways with their starting quarterback before the luncheon. From a timing standpoint, the front office is being criticized and rightfully so. Even Jaguars legend Tony Boselli chimed in via Twitter, saying "wrong way 2handle the situation. Knew n the morning u were cutting him, y make him go 2 luncheon & introduce him. Disappointed"
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com