As the Jets continue their search to create competition at the quarterback position, veteran David Garrard was bought in today to work out for the team. Garrard is the latest name to be linked to the Jets who could carry up to five quarterbacks during training camp.
With new general manager John Idzik declaring that competition will decide every spot on the roster, including quarterback, the Jets brought in former Dolphins and Jaguars quarterback David Garrard for a workout today, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
Eric Weeks, TheJetsBlog.comGarrard wouldn’t be a bad option for New York. While he had the displeasure of playing for consistently struggling Jacksonville Jaguars teams, Garrard was a more or less a steady presence at quarterback before being unceremoniously dumped into the trash bin in favor of the now endangered Blaine Gabbert. He spent a year recovering from a herniated disc in 2011 and was poised to become the new starter of the Dolphins prior to a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery, ending his brief tenure in Miami. While he is 35, Garrard would serve, in essence, as a Matt Moore-type, at a lower cost undoubtedly, that could take the starting job, or at the very least spot-start, provided he remains healthy. He maintained a respectable 62% completion rate and 85.8 passer rating while throwing for 16,003 yards, 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions during his time with the Jags.