Jets Free Agent Signings

Gang Green might sign Garrard to compete with Sanchez

Admin - March 1, 2013

According to various sources, the New York Jets might sign QB David Garrard to create some competition for struggling QB Mark Sanchez. Garrard, 35, has 76 career starts but hasn't played since 2010. A longtime starter with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Garrard was released before the 2011 season and then opted to have a surgery to prepare for the 2012 season. In 2012 he signed a 1-year deal with the Miami Dolphins but was once again released before the start of regular season.

Garrard had a pretty good workout with the Jets on Thursday and the two sides continue to talk on the possible deal. GM John Idzik made it clear that Sanchez will have to compete for the starting job in new offensive coordinator Marty Morhninweg’s West Coast system. But is the 35-year old quarterback who hasn't played in two seasons a viable competition for the mentally fragile Jets' starter?

Garrard's best season was in 2009 when he threw for 3,597 yards, 15 TD and 10 INT and made it to the Pro Bowl squad. Over the course of his 9-year career Garrard he passed for 16,003 yards, 89 TD, 54 INT.