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FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez reports on the Bills' and Jags' inability to find a franchise quarterback.
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The end Alex Marquez with a market minute brought to you by Mercedes stand. It's fitting that the Jacksonville Jaguars -- Trent Edwards off waivers Tuesday from the Buffalo Bills. That's because both of these franchises or an absolute mad at the quarterback position. Let's start with Jacksonville. After two plus seasons of mediocre apply its obvious the Jaguars made a huge mistake by our ward and David -- with a six year sixty million dollar contract during the 2008 offseason. In fact the -- actually has regressed since when the team thought he was having his breakout campaign in 2007. Argued Jacksonville has done court no favors by surrounding him with mediocre receiving now but even so. Good quarterback have the ability to raise the level of those around him. Who are just doesn't have that yet. He has thrown five interceptions with just one touchdown in the past two games as the -- outscored by a 56 to sixteen margin in the losses to San Diego and Philadelphia. Embattled head coach Jack Del Rio doesn't have any other option right now but -- -- -- -- That's because backup Luke McCown went down for the season in week two with a knee injury. But it -- remain in the -- and -- can get quickly up to speed don't Rio won't hesitate to make it change. Of course don't expect one teams trash to be another team's treasure. Pro sports seasons Edwards had every chance to become Buffalo's franchise quarterback. He squandered those opportunities because of injuries and the inability to make big plays down field. Even general well respected offensive mind like new head coach Chan Gailey. Edwards -- from the starting lineup after just two games this season and waived on Monday. This all speaks to a bigger problem with the bills and Jaguars. Not only are both teams loudly now. But Buffalo and Jacksonville have put themselves in a terrible position for the future by not investing in the quarterback position through the draft. The Jaguars haven't selected the signal callers in the long gone Byron Leftwich in 2000 ready. Buffalo waited until the seventh round this year to select Levi Brown. He was so unimpressive that Buffalo waved -- during the pre season and only brought him back after Edwards was waived. You know we -- quarterback play is essential to success. It's stunning to think that two franchises. It's so badly botched the handling of this position. There's only one thing that bill and Jack Spain can hope for in what is ready becoming another lost season for both franchises. That's a commitment to addressing the position in the right way through the draft -- quality veteran acquisition in twenty mile. The Alex Marcus foxsports.com.