Report: Jets, David Garrard ‘Feeling Good’ About Potential Deal
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Jets want to bring in competition at quarterback to challenge Mark Sanchez.
On Thursday, former first-round pick Brady Quinn was the focus of speculation. Now it’s 35-year-old David Garrard, who hasn’t played in a regular-season game since 2010.
The Jets recently worked out the ex-Jacksonville Jaguars starter, according to multiple reports.
Garrard, who has dealt with back and knee injuries, told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that his look-see “went great, but still working out the particulars.”
How much of an obstacle are those “particulars”? According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Garrard and the Jets believe they’ll have a deal “once they can work through the cap issues.”
“Both sides are feeling good about a possible deal,” a source told Schefter, who tweeted the quote Friday.
The Jets reportedly want to bring five quarterbacks to training camp — Sanchez, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and two yet-to-be-determined players. Tim Tebow is expected to be released if New York can’t pull off an offseason trade involving the backup QB.
Garrard has a 39-37 record in 79 career starts, all with the Jaguars.
Garrard was released from Jacksonville after a poor preseason in 2011. He was expected to start the season for Miami in 2012, but arthroscopic knee surgery in August quickly ended his time with the Dolphins.
The Jets are also expected to “at least look into” quarterbacks Matt Moore and Matt Flynn, according to the New York Post.
Jets fans — are you in favor of bringing in Garrard? Be heard in the comments!