Vizio Gives Award to QB Garrard
The LCD manufacturer Vizio announced this week that it has awarded its inaugural “Vizio Top Value Performer” award to quarterback David Garrard of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The award was selected by a fan vote, with the criteria being the NFL player who “outplayed his salary by the widest margin.”
Garrard, whose $1.1 million salary placed him 28th among the 32 NFL starting quarterbacks, was named the Jaguars’ starter late in training camp after they cut starter Byron Leftwich. He led the Jags to an appearance in the playoffs, where they defeated the favored Pittsburgh Steelers on the road in the first round before narrowly losing to the New England Patriots.
Runners-up for the award included Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson, Chicago Bears kick returner Devin Hester, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings and Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The field was selected by a trio of retired NFL general managers.