Tracking Garrard's Contract

Checking on the latest status of the David Garrard Contract

There's still no word on what figures to be the two biggest Jaguars contract signings during the offseason, that of head coach Jack Del Rio along with quarterback David Garrard. Both are approaching the final year of their current deals, which will end after the 2008 season.

Both are too important to Jacksonville not to have signed to new deals before the season starts. Del Rio's name continues to pop up for job openings at some NFL openings and even a few college spots, but he's indicated he wants to stay put until he can fulfill his desire of getting the Jaguars to the Super Bowl.

"I love it here in Jacksonville," he said following this past season that ended with a loss to the Patriots in an AFL division series game. Del Rio made $3.3 million this past season and will likely get a boost to at least the $5 million mark.

Garrard's new deal will exceed that, as he's likely to command a package worth in excess of $8 million a year. Such a deal would make him the highest-paid player in team history.

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