The Jacksonville Jaguars today were awarded quarterback Trent Edwards off waivers from the Buffalo Bills. Linebacker Alvin Bowen was waived to make room for Edwards on the roster.
Edwards, 6-4, 231, has started 32 of 34 games since being selected in the third round of the 2007 draft by the Bills. His career totals include 535 of 878 passing for 5,739 yards with 25 touchdowns and 27 interceptions for a 76.8 passer rating. He has six career games with a 100-plus passer rating. He opened the 2010 season as the Bills starter and was 29 of 52 passing for 241 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the first two games before he was waived on Sept. 27. In 2009, Edwards started seven of eight games and completed 110 of 183 passes (60.1 pct.) for 1,169 yards.
In 2008, Edwards ranked sixth in the NFL and fifth in the AFC with a 65.5 completion percentage and was third in the NFL with a 106.3 fourth quarter passer rating. He became the sixth second-year quarterback since 1984 to lead his team to a 4-0 start. He started nine games as a rookie in 2007, the most of any NFL rookie and was the first Bills rookie quarterback to record five wins since 1973. Edwards set a franchise rookie record with 120 consecutive passes without an interception and had four touchdown passes on Dec. 9 vs. Miami.
The 26-year old ranked seventh in Stanford history with 5,429 passing yards and 36 touchdowns in his college career. He attended Los Gatos High School in California. Edwards will wear number 5.