The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free agent quarterback Todd Bouman to a contract today and placed cornerback Terrence Wheatley on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Bouman, who served two two-week stints with the Jaguars earlier this season, will wear jersey number four.
Bouman, 6-2, 226, was signed by the Jaguars on September 21 following Luke McCown's season-ending knee injury, and he served as the backup quarterback for two games before he was released on October 5. He was re-signed on October 20 after David Garrard suffered a concussion, and he started at Kansas City four days later. He finished 18 of 34 passing for 222 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Chiefs, leading the Jaguars to scores on four of their first five possessions. At age 38, he became the oldest and the 11th quarterback to ever start a game for the Jaguars.
Bouman is in his 11th NFL season and has played in 43 games with seven starts. He spent four weeks on the Jaguars' roster in 2007 after an injury to David Garrard and also spent time in the club's 2008 and 2009 training camps. He was signed by Baltimore prior to the 2008 season-opener and spent the entire season with the Ravens. He dressed but did not play as the third quarterback for the final 10 weeks including the 2008 postseason.
Bouman's career totals include 147 of 264 passing for 1,905 yards with 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He started three games in 2001 for Minnesota and three games in 2005 with New Orleans.