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
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
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