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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stanford's Trent Edwards Stays in the Picture

Posted By on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 4:59 PM

Never understimate the value of a Stanford degree
  • Never understimate the value of a Stanford degree
Never understimate the value of a Stanford degree
In the treacherous fields of high finance, politics, or international business, it's not unusual for a Stanford grad to be pushed out by a Harvard man. But in the NFL? Really?

And yet, on Monday, that's just what transpired. Onetime Buffalo Bills starting quarterback Trent Edwards, formerly of the Harvard of the West, was jettisoned. Supplanting him was Ryan Fitzpatrick, a graduate of the Stanford of the East. But things worked out for Edwards -- and he did get out of Buffalo before the winter set in.

He was today signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in a move even a public school graduate could comprehend via the application of the basic economic principle of supply and demand (Demand for halfway decent NFL quarterbacks > Number of halfway decent NFL quarterbacks).

For the record, the Jags' corner office QB job is tenuously held by an East Carolina man. Edwards' toady is a peon from St. Cloud State. Finally, Edwards earns $1.65 million a year -- not bad for a man four years off The Farm. But hardly unprecedented.

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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