Jaguars lose backup QB McCown for season

The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost backup quarterback Luke

McCown for the season because of a knee injury.

McCown tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at

San Diego on Sunday. McCown replaced benched starter David Garrard

in the fourth quarter and injured his knee on a 4-yard scramble

with less than a minute remaining. Garrard came back in and threw a

touchdown pass to Mike Sims-Walker that made it 38-13.

Without McCown, the Jaguars will spend Tuesday working out

quarterbacks. Jacksonville has Brett Ratliff on the practice squad,

but coach Jack Del Rio says he’s not ready to step into the backup


McCown completed 11 of 19 passes for 120 yards against the

Chargers, most of it coming against a prevent defense.