According to jaguars.com, the Jaguars signed Todd Bouman today to serve as backup quarterback while starter David Garrard is injured. Bouman has played in a handful of games over his 10-year career, and has put up mediocre numbers with a 56.1 completion percentage, and a 75.3 quarterback rating while with the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints.
In 2005, Bouman started three games with the New Orleans Saints and led a team that would eventually finish 3-13 to an 0-3 record. Bouman completed 68 of 122 passes for 722 yards, with two touchdowns and seven interceptions and a passer rating of 54.7.
In 2001, the Minnesota native started three games for his hometown Vikings under former head coach, now Jaguars assistant coach Mike Tice while starter Daunte Culpepper was injured. Bouman was officially 1-2, completing 51 of 89 passes for 795 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions, finishing with a quarterback rating of 98.3. That Vikings team would eventually finish the season with a 5-11 record.
The connection between Bouman and Mike Tice is likely what landed the former St. Cloud State alum his tryout in Jacksonville. With any luck, the most action Bouman will receive in a real game situation this year will be holding a clipboard. The Jaguars are yet to announce what player they will either release or move to injured reserve to make room for Bouman. Some believe that kicker Josh Scobee will be designated to injured reserve.
Charlie Bernstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Jagnation.com, and a regular syndicated contributor to FoxSports.com, Sirius NFL Radio, and Sportsillustated.com. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers Association, and is a columnist for the New Smyrna Observer.
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