Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew still supports David Garrard as the team's quarterback despite the selection of Blaine Gabbert in the first round of the draft.
Jones-Drew told Sirius NFL Radio, "David's our guy and he's always going to be our guy. I mean, since I've been there that's all I know and that's who I played with from the beginning. When I was a backup and he was the backup we played together, we have a bond. So I know David will fight through it. It's going to be tough at first. It's always tough when they draft at your position but David's a strong guy, strong minded. He'll be able to go out there, fight through it and we'll win games."
Jones-Drew also said Garrard shouldn't be criticized for problems with his supporting cast.
"A quarterback is only as good as the players around him," he said. "So when everyone says David's struggling that's like slapping me in the face because, I mean, Peyton Manning can throw the ball anywhere he wants to on the field but if that receiver's not catching the ball, is Peyton Manning really Peyton Manning?
"So I think with our situation we had a lot of young receivers, we had a bunch of injuries, and I mean it's hard not to say - I don't want to make excuses - but when you put the ball somewhere and the guy's not there because your No. 1 guy (Mike) Sims-Walker is hurt, or Marcedes (Lewis) is banged up, or I'm banged up, or the offensive line is a little banged up, a lot of those things go into play. And if you noticed towards the end of the year we had a lot of starters who were hurt. And so our timing was off a little bit."
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