Things are not going well for the Jacksonville Jaguars and that is a good thing for the Kansas City Chiefs.
After gaining plenty of momentum by winning two straight, beating the Indianapolis Colts and the Buffalo Bills, the Jaguars got absolutely spanked in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football. To make things worse, starting QB David Garrard suffered a concussion and backup Trent Edwards hurt his thub.
Neither Garrard or Edwards practiced Tuesday and so the Jags signed QB Todd Bouman.
So which QB will the Chiefs face on Sunday?
My guess is that it will be Edwards. The NFL has really been cracking down on head injuries and most guys who have suffered concussions this year have not played the following week. If Garrard is able to pass a series of tests he will be cleared to play. We likely won’t know his status until later in the week.
That brings us to Edwards. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said Edwards “has a little bit of a thumb issue that could be problematic.”
Now that doesn’t mean he is for sure going to be out but if he can’t throw the ball because of a thumb injury it will be hard to have him playing.
Regardless of who ends up starting, the Jaguars are at a serious disadvantage. They are going to Arrowhead Stadium on a short week made even shorter by two injured QB’s and they will be playing a very hungry Chiefs team.
I have a feeling that Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is going to be seeing a lot of men in the box this Sunday. Chances are the Chiefs aren’t that worried about any of the Jacksonville’s wide receivers and are going to make sure MJD doesn’t beat them.
There are never any guarantees in the NFL but things are certainly looking slanted in KC’s favor.