By now, you’ve probably heard that the Jets brought in former Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins (for about a second) QB David Garrard for a workout on Thursday.
According to Manish Mehta, Garrard explained that the workout “went great, but still working out the particulars.”
Sources have confirmed the workout went well and ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the QB ”anticipates putting a deal together” with the Jets as soon as the team can work out some of their salary cap issues (they are approximately $8 million under the cap). Thought both teams are feeling optimistic about a deal, Garrard has received interest from other teams.
If signed, Garrard will become one of several quarterbacks to compete for the starting job in training camp, including along with Sanchez, McElroy, and Simms. Brady Quinn is also “expected” to be signed.
The Jets were in play for Garrard last year before he signed with the Dolphins, even under a very different GM and offensive system. He was cut by the Dolphins before the start of last season due to an injury, but prior to the injury, he was considered to be #1 on the depth chart.
Garrard is inexpensive and IF healthy, he could very well make his way to the top of the roster in training camp, making the move low risk-high reward.
If things don’t work out for Garrard in New York, I am sure he could have a very successful career as a commentator for NFL Network, sharing secrets about his experiences in New York and criticizing what they do on a daily basis. This is just a casual suggestion, no idea where I this idea even originated from.