Garrard calls it quits

Admin - May 15, 2013

QB David Garrad's tenure with the New York Jets turned out to be a short one, as the quarterback reportedly called it quits today citing a knee injury. "Having to call it quits," Garrard wrote in a text to's Adam Schein. "My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices." The team hasn't made an official announcement yet, but Garrard indicated to's Jeff Darlington that it will come soon enough.

Garrard's retirement will make it more difficult for the Jets to get rid of QB Mark Sanchez, who's now the only experienced quarterback on the roster. The Gang Green will most likely try to sign another journeyman signal caller before training camp to create more competition for Sanchez and rookie QB Geno Smith.