01 March 2008

A Little Too Early

In this article, Don Banks breaks down the latest NFL free agent signings. When it comes to Jacksonville signing Cleo Lemon to back up David Garrard, Banks asks a question whose answer, he thinks, will determine whether the signing was a good one: “Is Cleo Lemon clearly better than Quinn Early?”

The answer to Banks' question is simple: If you’re looking for a backup quarterback, absolutely yes – Quinn Early was a wide receiver who retired in 1999! He had a distinguished career, from being drafted in the 3rd round in 1988 to compiling more than 400 receptions, but he wasn’t a quarterback.

Banks, of course, is thinking of Quinn Gray, the quarterback the Jaguars signed as an undrafted free agent in 2002, who performed admirably for the club last year while Garrard was injured.

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