David Garrard | QB | New York Jets
Posted: 5/7/2013 12:15pm et
New York Jets QB David Garrard will have a legitimate opportunity to compete for the team's starting quarterback job, and if he stays healthy, may very well be the Week 1 starter, according to a rival team executive.
Huddle Up: Garrard, who hasn't taken a regular-season snap since 2010, is the forgotten man in the Jets' new-look QB circus with the drafting of Geno Smith and the headlines surrounding incumbent Mark Sanchez. Garrard's path to starting likely would involve Sanchez's release and Smith's obvious inexperience -- a scenario that really isn't too far-fetched given the lofty numbers in Sanchez's contract and the concerns surrounding Smith.
Posted: 3/11/2013 5:53pm et
The New York Jets signed QB David Garrard Monday, Mar. 11. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Garrard will serve as the safety net to Mark Sanchez. He's slightly more low-profile than the Jets' previous backup quarterback.
Posted: 3/10/2013 2:30pm et
The Carolina Panthers might show an interest in free-agent QB David Garrard (Dolphins). He has a history with offensive coordinator Mike Shula, and the team might have a need for a backup quarterback if QB Derek Anderson is not brought back.
Huddle Up: Garrard at least has a similar skill set to Panthers' starter Cam Newton so the team wouldn't have to change much if the No. 2 man was pressed into action. Still, Garrard and his reps are going to have to do some strong selling after the QB has missed the past 2 seasons with injuries.
Posted: 3/1/2013 12:59pm et
The New York Jets are nearing a deal with free-agent QB David Garrard.
Huddle Up: If he's able to stay healthy--something he's had trouble with the past few seasons--Garrard offers competition for Mark Sanchez, or at least a safety net if (when?) Sanchez struggles.
Posted: 2/28/2013 11:23pm et
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets worked out QB David Garrard (Dolphins) Thursday, Feb. 28, but they have concerns about his age and previous injuries.
Huddle Up: Concerns might be a a kind term as Garrard turned 35 on Valentine's Day and hasn't taken a meaningful NFL snap (regular-season or playoffs) since Dec. 26, 2010.